Hundreds mourn reporters shot dead after covering Iraq protests

Hundreds of Iraqis on Saturday mourned two reporters shot dead the previous evening in the country’s southern city of Basra, where they had been covering months of anti-government protests. Ahmad Abdessamad, a 37-year-old correspondent for local television station Al-Dijla, and his cameraman Safaa Ghali, 26, were killed late Friday, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) said.