Photo Credit: Courtesy The Associated Press
ALAA ABDUL-KARIM AL-FARTOOSI
News Organization: AL-FORAT
Al-Fartoosi, a television cameraman, was traveling with three colleagues en route to Samarra to do a story on the anniversary of the bombing of a revered mosque when a roadside bomb ripped through their car, killing al-Fartoosi and the driver and injuring a reporter and a second cameraman. The television station they worked for is run by a Shi'ite political party. Al-Fartoosi was the first journalist to be killed in Iraq in 2008. He was 29, married and the father of two children.