Journalists Killed  |  Yemen

Hassan al-Wadhaf

Arabic Media Agency

September 24, 2011, in Sana'a, Yemen

Al-Wadhaf, a Yemeni cameraman for the Arabic Media Agency, was shot twice in the face by a sniper while covering an anti-government protest in Sana'a, news reports said. He managed to film the incident and was taken to the hospital immediately after, but died five days later due to his injuries.

The fatal shots were fired by an unidentified rooftop sniper, whose affiliation could not be verified. Snipers firing into crowds of anti-government demonstrators shot numerous other people in previous days, according to international news reports.

Al-Wadhaf was working for the Arabic Media Agency, a production company that provided reports for the Saudi-based satellite news channel Al-Ekhbariya, the U.S. government-funded Al-Hurra, and the Iraqi state outlet Al-Iraqiya, among others.

Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Paramilitary Group

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