Alive in Baghdad
is one of the only destinations providing weekly video of life in Baghdad from an Iraqi perspective. The reporting examines current issues facing the country, and also features evergreen material documenting what life in a war-torn country looks like. The program has been profiled in numerous media reports, has garnered numerous awards, and has grown a loyal following.
On Friday, Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, a special correspondent for Alive in Baghdad was found dead in his home. He was born December 16, 1984 and was discovered by his cousin following a raid on his street by the Iraqi National Guard. According to a recent post on the site's blog
, "The morgue report says that Ali took 31 bullets between the chest and the head and died immediately. He will be missed and remembered."
Al-Moussawi is survived by his mother and sister. The folks at Alive in Baghdad are collecting donations to cover the funeral costs and provide for his family. At last count, $1575.42 had been raised; please consider making a donation today
I will be posting a more detailed story soon. In the meantime, stay tuned to BaghdadBrian's Twitter feed
for frequent updates.