Iraq is going to need many more like Shihab al-Tamimi. Via BBC:
The head of Iraq’s national journalists’ union, Shihab al-Tamimi, has died in hospital.
He was shot in the chest on Saturday by gunmen in the capital Baghdad. A spokesman for the journalists’ union said he died of a heart attack.
An independent journalist working for many local newspapers, he was a fierce critic of Iraq’s sectarian violence.
Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, 270 Iraqi journalists have been killed, the Iraqi Media Safety Group says.