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Posted On: 13 March 2011 10:28 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Al Jazeera cameraman killed

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oha: Al-Jazeera cameraman, Ali Hassan Al Jaber, was killed in what appears to be an ambush near the rebel-held city of Benghazi in eastern Libya, the network reported yesterday. Al Jaber and a colleague were shot when unknown gunmen open fired on the car they were travelling in. They were returning to Benghazi from a nearby town after filing a report from an opposition protest. Al Jaber was rushed to hospital, but did not survive. Al Jaber, a Qatari national, was born in 1955 and received his bachelor and master's degrees in cinematography from the Academy of Arts in Cairo. He was the director of CNBC Arabiya TV bureau in Qatar. He also served as a supervisor in the National Olympic Committee between 2002 and 2005 and held the office of Head of Filming Section in Qatar Television for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he produced a number of documentaries including one on Qatar and another on Kuwait entitled "Plight and Tribulation". He was the first journalist to become a casualty in the current conflict in Libya. The Peninsula/Al Jazeera