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Outspoken Iraqi radio journalist shot dead at home

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09 September 2011 Iraqi authorities are urged to redouble their efforts to protect journalists and ensure they can carry out their work in safety. The killing of a prominent radio journalist in Baghdad highlights how Iraqi authorities are failing to protect media workers from continued threats and violence, Amnesty International said today. Hadi al-Mahdi, 44, was shot twice in the head in his flat in the Karrada district of  Baghdad yesterday, ahead of a planned protest he was due to attend in the city’s Tahrir Square today. Friends have said he had feared for his life after receiving…

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