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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Videographer Injured

A video journalist working for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Farda was critically injured while covering a mortar attack in Mosul Oct. 20, according to RFE/RL.

Rasool Mahmood was covering the campaign against ISIS from the front lines when he was wounded in a mortar attack by ISIS fighters.

According to RFE/RL, Mahmood suffered broken bones and likely lost an eye. He was being treated at a hospital in Erbil.

"We are devastated by the news that our colleague is wounded,” said RFE/RL president Thomas Kent in a statement. “He is a brave and dedicated reporter and we are doing everything possible to support his family and get him the medical attention he needs.”

Radio Farda set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for Mahmood. It had raised $9,770 at press time.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.