Ali 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 correspondent for Alive in Baghdad (AiB).
Alive in Baghdad coordinates a video news blog with a team of native Iraqi correspondents. Their mission is to put the world in touch with a view of day-to-day life in Iraq. AiB is participatory journalism at its core, and is a particularly important counter-point to a lot of the sanitized and overproduced war journalism we’re accustomed to.
Ali was nearly 23 years old (his birthday is today) and he has been survived by his mother and sister. AiB is managing a donation drive to help Ali’s family.