Alive In Baghdad Ali Shafeya, AIB Special Correspondent Killed at Home

Ali Shafeya, AIB Special Correspondent Killed at Home - 12.15.2007

Ali Shafeya Has Been Killed : Committee to Protect Bloggers - 12/15/2007 15:55:34

[…] Update: Brian has the full story on the Alive in Baghdad site. […]

Chef Mark - 12/15/2007 16:06:52

Brian, this is terrible, and our hearts go out to his family and all of your team. Was he being targeted here? Your brief post doesn’t go into detail, but it’s terrifying that they went specifically to his house and that he was murdered with so many bullets. It doesn’t sound like he just got in the way.

I hope you’re able to take measures to help keep your other correspondents safe. Best wishes to you all. · alive in baghdad staffer killed - 12/15/2007 16:07:08

[…] for more details, see: * alive in baghdad […]

Ali Shafeya, “Alive in Baghdad” correspondent, was killed today - Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead - 12/15/2007 16:38:14

[…] AIB blog notes: The morgue report says that Ali took 31 bullets between the chest and the head and died […]

Alive in Baghdad blogger killed… « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger - 12/15/2007 16:49:02

[…] bloggers. PodTech awarded Alive in Baghdad its highest award at last year’s Vloggies event. One of their correspondents was killed. I’m looking forward to a better week next week. Sigh. Filed under: scoble @ 2:48 pm […]

Alive in Baghdad correspondent killed - 12/15/2007 17:39:35

[…] this is just copied from Hugh’s post, but I have no words for this. (More here.) Alive in Baghdad correspondent Ali Shafeya was killed on December 14th, details are still coming […]

Alive in Baghdad Reporter Killed - 12/15/2007 18:37:33

[…] know the team behind Alive in Baghdad pretty well so when I read this news I was […]

Richard Bluestein’s Weblog » Blog Archive » Alive in Bagdhad Video Blogger Killed - 12/15/2007 19:21:11

[…] 31 Shots to the chest and head from the Iraqi “National Guard.” Hardly sounds like an accident. More info from the source: […]

Melanie Van Orden - 12/15/2007 19:59:59

This is incomprehensible news. My heart is with everyone at Alive in Baghdad and Ali’s family.

Cotter City By Fixion Media | New Media Marketing - 12/15/2007 20:31:17

[…] Thanks to CC Chapman for blogging about this story. […]

ben - 12/15/2007 21:02:10

I am deeply saddened by this news. Ali was a great guy risking his life everyday and brining us the raw deal going on in a dangerous time. My most sincere condolences go out to his sister and mother.


Norman Huelsman » Blog Archive » Alive In Baghdad Correspondent Killed - 12/16/2007 00:40:50

[…] Today I learned that a correspondent for Alive In Baghdad was killed. Story details here. […]

An Iraqi mother of three dead sons needs help « sans serif - 12/16/2007 01:01:10

[…] Read the full article here: Reporter killed at home […]

Chef Mark - 12/16/2007 01:02:41

Terry » Archive » Iraqi Blogger and Journalist Killed in His Home - 12/16/2007 01:03:04

[…] Read the rest of the post here. […]

Citizen journalist killed in Iraq » Invisible Inkling - 12/16/2007 01:03:19

[…] a clip from the post on the AIB blog: “Ali lived in Habibya, it’s considered as a part of the Sadr city. On Friday the 14th at […]

Kurdish - 12/16/2007 04:49:07

May God bless him,, and grant his family patience

AiB:n toimittaja surmattu. at Ilja Suvanto - 12/16/2007 06:19:14

[…] Ali Shafeya, AIB Special Correspondent Killed at Home – AiB Ali Shafeya – Wikipedia […]

RIP: Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi - 12/16/2007 12:06:20

[…] just read on Robert’s blog that one of the video bloggers at Alive in Baghdad, Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, was killed. He was murdered in his home–shot 31 times. Josh Wolf […]

ben - 12/16/2007 12:16:18

there is no justifiable reason why any government security forces would need to pump more than 30 bullets into a (presumably) unarmed civilian’s body.

the so-called iraqi national guard are nothing more than a bunch of militant criminals and murders, recruited by the government to pacify american officials into thinking they are a functioning government, pulling together warring factions and getting things under control (so the american $$$ keeps flowing into their pockets).

this is a great crime by the iraqi government against their people and a crime by the american government against the american people and their tax money.

thank you, george bush!

Biju - 12/16/2007 14:00:37

Allahou akbar, us go home.biju

Blogflict» Blog Archive » Citizen Journalist Killed in Iraq - 12/16/2007 17:14:25

[…] should. He was only 22 years old. He was shot 31 times. Ali was a citizen journalist for the blog, Alive in Baghdad.  Some of the best reporting from Iraq, by traditional journalists or otherwise, comes from this […]

AIB Correspondent Killed | Urban Unrest - 12/16/2007 17:21:18

[…] the Alive in Baghdad […]

Ai mai scrie daca ai putea sa mori? | Blogul lui Bobby Voicu - alpha beta version - 12/16/2007 17:48:28

[…] abona prin RSS feed sau prin email. Va multumesc!Unul din video bloggerii de la Alive in Baghdad a fost impuscat la el in casa. Cu 31 de […]

Dave - 12/16/2007 18:11:15

Terrible news. Its really unclear from the story the reason why but as we all know plenty of things are happening that do not make sense.

Miro - Internet TV Blog » Blog Archive » Alive in Baghdad Correspondent Killed on 12/14/07 - 12/16/2007 20:00:31

[…] Shafeya Al-Moussawi was shot down in his home during a neighborhood raid by the Iraqi National Guard forces on December 14th, 2007. He was a news […]

Alive In Baghdad Correspondent Killed « Herro Flom Japan - 12/17/2007 10:22:00

[…] Podcast, was killed on December 14th, 2007, two days shy of his 23rd birthday. Read the full story here , and donating a few dollars to his family won’t end all the suffering in Iraq, but it might […]

jonny goldstein - 12/17/2007 10:32:04

So sorry to hear about this.

Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi at the blog - 12/17/2007 11:10:33

[…] death. Our entire office is in mourning, as is the entire Web video community. Please join us in donating some money to Ali’s family to help pay for a funeral. Please join us in remembering Ali, […]

My Urban Report » ALIVE IN BAGHDAD CORRESPONDENT KILLED - 12/17/2007 11:11:51

[…] in Baghdad, a grassroots news site is collecting donations for the family of Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi. The 22-year-old correspondent was shot and killed during a raid in a part of Sadyr city on […]

Alive in Baghdad Reporter Killed « NewTeeVee - 12/17/2007 12:33:17

[…] Alive in Baghdad Reporter Killed Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, a 22-year-old reporter for web news program Alive in Baghdad, was killed at home in Iraq on Friday. During an Iraqi National Guard raid in his neighborhood of Sadr City, Al-Moussawi was shot 31 times in the chest and head and died at the scene, according to the Alive in Baghdad blog. […]

Global Voices Online » Iraq: Alive in Baghdad Correspondent Killed - 12/17/2007 16:03:02

[…] Alive in Baghdad's special correspondent in Iraq Ali Shafeya was killed at his home in Sadr City, announced the site, which is collecting donations for his funeral and family. Ali took 31 bullets between the chest and the head and died immediately. Two of his brothers were killed in the Firdos Square bombing in 2005. He is survived by his mother and sister, who are living as refugees in Syria. Share This […]

Carlos - 12/17/2007 16:03:02

Gracias a gente como el sabemos las barbaridades que estan ocurriendo alli, bueno sabes parte de ellas.

A muerto para que sepamos lo que ocurre , se deberia de hacer algo…

Descansa en paz.

Global Voices Online » Iraq: In Memoriam, Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi - 12/17/2007 20:46:39

[…] is survived by his mother and sister. Alive in Baghdad are collecting donations to help the family with the funeral […]

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Deceased Alive in Baghdad Reporter Had Received Death Threat « NewTeeVee - 12/17/2007 22:01:00

[…] at home in Sadr City, Iraq on Friday after sustaining 31 shots to the head and chest. Please see AiB’s blog and our original post if this is the first you’ve heard of the news. Today we got some more […]

drew olanoff - 12/17/2007 23:03:53

i was shocked to hear this and i’m very sorry for your loss. i hope people who can step up, will step up, to keep you guys going.

Noticias de » Asesinan a uno de los corresponsales de blog en Irak - 12/18/2007 03:17:11

[…] “era” porque ha muerto. En realidad, y según diversas fuentes entre las que se incluye su propio blog ha sido asesinado: “El viernes 14, a las 11:30 pm, la Guardía Nacional Iraquí hicieron una […]

Deceased Alive in Baghdad Reporter Had Received Death Threat teasered @ Feed UP !! - 12/18/2007 04:07:20

[…] at home in Sadr City, Iraq on Friday after sustaining 31 shots to the head and chest. Please see AiB’s blog and our original post if this is the first you’ve heard of the news. Today we got some more […]

Deceased Alive in Baghdad Reporter Had Received Death ThreatNewTeeVee | Techitorial Gadget Reviews and Tech Updates - 12/18/2007 04:11:59

[…] at home in Sadr City, Iraq on Friday after sustaining 31 shots to the head and chest. Please see AiB’s blog and our original post whether that is the first you’ve heard of the news. Today we got some […]

Ojo Con Lo Que Dices En Internet « - 12/18/2007 11:15:03

[…] testimonio de los vecinos, un grupo de la Guardia Nacional iraquí irrumpió en la casa del joven y le disparó 31 balas en el pecho y la cabeza. Dos días antes había cumplido 23 […]

Celefrikis » La Guardia Nacional iraquí asesina a un bloguero por sus críticas constantes - 12/18/2007 11:26:43

[…] testimonio de los vecinos, un grupo de la Guardia Nacional iraquí irrumpió en la casa del joven y le disparó 31 balas en el pecho y la cabeza. Dos días antes había cumplido 23 […]

Blogiest links I could find #4 : The Local - 12/18/2007 15:58:24

[…] sad news this week with the Alive in Baghdad blogger being found murdered in his home. Laurel Papworth has a superb post that provides further details and gives some person perspective […]

A great loss | Antony Loewenstein - 12/18/2007 21:58:35

[…] recent murder of Iraqi blogger Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, a contributor to the fascinating video blog Alive in Baghdad, reminds us of the real dangers in […]

lll - 12/19/2007 11:02:40

Thats so awful…tragic and horrible.
Condolences and best wishes tio his family and friends, and too all iraqis.

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..:: CUBALITRO ::.. title BLOGGER ASESINADO A TIROS EN BAGDAD - 12/19/2007 20:33:00

[…] Shafeya Al Moussawi, editor del blog Alive in Baghdad, ha sido acribillado por fuerzas de la Guardia Nacional iraquí.”Alive in Baghdad“, era […]

madtom - 12/19/2007 23:15:17

My condolences to the family and all the members of AIB.

The Next New Networks Blog » Blog Archive » In memoriam: Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi - 12/20/2007 00:24:34

[…] with great sadness that we heard from Brian Conley at Alive in Baghdad that Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, who was to be a new correspondent for the show, was killed in his home in Baghdad a week […]

Roberto Cotrofe - 12/23/2007 12:23:03

I feel very sad indeed every time I hear about iraq people murder because I learned to love that country and Its warm people during the time I lived in Baghdad from March 87 to December 89 under Saddam power.I didn’t like him but as far as I can see life there has become worst since Mr.Bush invaded Iraq on the pretext of liberating the country.On the contrary, he destroyed it.

Blogueiro morre por criticar a guerra do Iraque | Dia Quente - 12/23/2007 14:42:00

[…] Segundo o testemunho de vizinhos, um grupo da Guarda Nacional Iraquiana invadiu a casa do jovem e disparou 31 balas no seu peito e cabeça. Dois dias depois ele completaria 23 […]

????? ???? » Archive » Alive in Baghdad - ??????? ??? ??????? - 12/29/2007 10:32:02

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Bogdan’s blog » blog-ul sau viata! - 01/11/2008 08:28:53

[…] periculoasa. Dupa ce Ali Shafeya, corespondent la blog-ul colectiv “Alive in Bagdad” a fost ucis in apartamentul sau de Garda Nationala din Iraq, un alt blogger e ucis de data asta in China. Tragic […]

remaerdyaD - 01/11/2008 16:24:34

Hello. I am shocked to find out about this news. I am an artist and have been publishing on the Internet for some time as well as working with computer technology since before he was born. After leaving for a spell this year I returned to the Internet and started my first blog only a couple of weeks before the shooting.

The first I saw of the tragedy in the media was I believe on the popular website Democracy Now! (where stories regarding the internet are not the norm) and I just now came across a banner on I have no association with either of these sites but mention this as the latter banner serves as the closest I have come to any confirmation! (Meaning I may have just thought this may be fictional.) There is virtually no reporting of this matter which serves multiple irony passed that of the title of vlog.

I would not normally comment, as I am not supportive of martyrdom, forgive me, and respect the family. I am also not a fan of the videos. Yet. But it is one of the few feeds I have due to, well, the acclaim of, Alive In Baghdad. As a creative developer on the Internet it would simply be ignorant for me to dismiss the vlog entirely let alone not pay regular attention to it either! It is inspiring to me to see such passion for video as it is a new medium for me too.

There is no doubt that many like myself will be paying strict attention to the outcome of all of this. Forgive more of my ignorance, but apart from alerting journalists to their fallen comrade, it would be informative to know, well, for example, why specifically was the National Guard in the area to begin with? Does the high number of bullets (obviously from an automatic assault rifle) correspond with standard practice? And, of course, were is the journalistic media and these promoters of internet journalism I am always hearing-and-seeing about? I will write no more except thanks for continuing the website and I can only hope that you can inform us of any more information as it become available.

Even some of us half a world away who barely visited the site are very sorry this loss to the Internet and to news in general from a most newsworthy part of the world that does not seem to get any real news attention. Thank you and remember

A Brief History of Oppression Against Bloggers - 01/16/2008 07:03:10

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5 Videoblogs That Do It Right | Nicomedia - 11/08/2008 03:05:03

[…] death of one of AiB’s reporters, Ali Shafeya, in December last year highlights how perilous the […]

Alive In Baghdad - Iraq Video » Journalists Still At Risk in Iraq - 12/22/2008 12:34:06

[…] over a year ago, Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, a journalist and correspondent for Alive in Baghdad, received a knock at his door. It was just after 11:30 at night, outside Ali was greeted with an Iraqi National Guard convoy. […]

KSH - 09/28/2009 09:12:24

I am sorry for Ali and for his neighbor, and the family. This is unacceptable and cowardice. But nevertheless, may God have a special assignment in the heavenlies for men who risk their life so that the truth may be known.

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