Iraq: Teen reporter shot dead in front of his parents
22 Nov 10

TV reporter Mazin Mardan, 18, has been shot dead in front of his parents in his house in Mosul, northern Iraq. The gunmen showed up at his home around 6pm and identified themselves to his father as intelligence officers. According to Reporters Without Borders, Mardan is the sixth Iraqi reporter killed in 2010. Not fewer than 230 journalists and media workers have been killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion began in 2003, making Iraq one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, CNN reported.