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Insurgents step up attacks on Iraqi journalists

Raeda Wazzan was headed home from work after picking up her 10-year-old daughter. That’s the last her colleagues at Iraqiya, the state-run television station, know about her. Suspected insurgents released Wazzan’s little girl three days after Sunday’s kidnapping, but no one has heard from Wazzan, the latest journalist to find herself in the insurgents’ crosshairs. Her friends suspect she may have been killed and say her daughter was lucky. While the insurgents have grabbed headlines by taking foreign correspondents hostage, Iraqi journalists and their families, have been in just as much danger. And in recent weeks, the insurgents seemed to have stepped up attacks against the country’s public television station and against an Arabic-language station funded by the United States. Full Story

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