War reporter dies while doing her job
A TV reporter covering the battle to retake Mosul from occupying ISIS fighters was killed by a roadside bomb Saturday, Rudaw TV said.
Shifa Gardi, 30, was killed and her cameraman was injured, the Kurdish media organization said in a statement. It’s the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq in 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists said; at least six were killed in the country last year.
“Shifa Gardi was one of Rudaw’s most daring journalists,” Rudaw Media Network said. “She was known as a renowned skilled journalist in Kurdish news media, and brought outstanding coverage to Rudaw TV right from the beginning of its establishment.”
#BREAKING: Prominent Rudaw war reporter and journalist Shifa Gardi has been killed in #Mosul as she covered clashes. pic.twitter.com/GZXrgavKS8
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) February 25, 2017
BBC Middle East correspondent paid tribute to her on twitter, Quentin Sommerville called her intrepid and determined.
Often when we arrive somewhere Rudaw is already there. Intrepid & determined. Our condolences to friends at @Rudawkurdish @RudawEnglish https://t.co/3867BGqk7Q
— Quentin Sommerville (@sommervillebbc) February 25, 2017
BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville called her intrepid and determined
Photo Credit: Rudaw TV