The shooting came a day after an Iraqi photographer and driver working for Reuters news agency were killed while filming a clash between U.S. forces and insurgents in Baghdad, in an incident the U.S. military said was under investigation.
The U.S. military said nine insurgents were also killed in the clashes.
Iraq is the world's most dangerous place for reporters. Media groups say at least 149 journalists and media assistants have been killed in the country while doing their jobs since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, most of them Iraqis.
Meanwhile, Iraqi authorities imposed curfews on the cities of Al-Najaf and Al-Diwaniyah due to what they said were increased security threats.
(compiled from agency reports)
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'Attacks On The Press -- 2006'
Ukrainian journalists demonstrating against censorship in December 2006 (RFE/RL)
'DOMINO EFFECT.' Two experts with the Committee to Protect Journalists told an RFE/RL-Radio Free Asia briefing on February 6 that their organization is concerned Russia's increasingly restrictive media environment is being copied by other countries in the CIS.
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