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Committee to Protect Journalists: CPJ Mourns Journalist Killed by Roadside Bomb in Diyala Province

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 14, 2007
6:36 AM

CONTACT: Committee to Protect Journalists 
Maya Taal
e-mail: mideast@cpj.org
Telephone: (212) 465-1004 x-105

 
CPJ Mourns Journalist Killed by Roadside Bomb in Diyala Province
 

WASHINGTON - JUNE 14 - The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed sorrow today over the death of Aref Ali Filaih, a correspondent for the independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq, who was killed by a roadside bomb on Monday while on his way to an assignment south of Al-Khalis town in Diyala province. Aswat al-Iraq announced his death today. He is the third journalist for the agency to be killed in the past two weeks.

We mourn the loss of Aref Ali Filaih and offer our condolences to his family and colleagues, said Joel Simon, CPJs Executive Director. Far too many journalists are paying the ultimate price for reporting the Iraq story.

At least 106 journalists and 39 media support staffers have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, making Iraq the deadliest conflict for the press in CPJs 26-year history.

CPJ is a New Yorkbased, independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide. For more information, visit www.cpj.org.

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