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Iraqis take part in a rally on 11 January 2020, to mourn two reporters (image) shot dead the previous evening in the country's southern city of Basra. Picture: AFP

Iraq protests

Hundreds mourn reporters shot dead after covering Iraq protests

Ahmad Abdessamad, a 37-year-old correspondent for local television station Al-Dijla, and his cameraman Safaa Ghali, 26, were killed late Friday, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory said.

  • Iraqi protesters take part in a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment, in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Khellani Square on 4 October 2019. Picture: AFP

    Uprising grips Iraq, 60 killed

    The country’s most influential cleric pinned the blame for the violence on politicians who had failed to improve the lives of the public, and ordered them to meet the protesters’ demands.