|History and Biodata
2. Previous Functions:
Afghan State TV newscaster,
Deputy head of Afghanistan's National Journalists' Association,
Candidate for Sar-i-Pul Province in the Wolesi Jirga Elections 2005,
Mr Qanooni's spokesman in the 2004 Presidential elections,
Sayed Hamid Noori was born 1965 in Balkh Province. He was a senior Journalist and had been a former RTA state television news anchor, as well as a member of Afghanistan's Association of Independent Journalists. Sayed Hamid Noori was the deputy head of Afghanistan's National Journalists' Association. Noori was a candidate for Sar-i-Pul Province in the Wolesi Jirga Elections 2005 but could not secure a seat. Noori was a poet. He was present on TV during the pre-electoral period as journalist. He reappeared on air in the last days of the campaign thanks to SAP, and a program on poems. Sayed Hamid Noor was Mr Qanooni's spokesman in the 2004 Presidential elections, when Qanooni was defeated by Hamid Karzai. He was also known for his political activism on behalf of groups opposed to Karzai. Police in Afghanistan said 20100906 they were investigating the stabbing death of the well-known Afghan journalist. The body of Sayed Hamid Noori was found near his apartment building in the Macrorayan area in the eastern part of the Kabul City Sunday (20100905)night after he was attacked by an unknown assailant. Background: Reporters in Afghanistan face pressure from the government, local politicians and Taliban insurgents, all of whom look askance at negative reporting. At least 20 Afghan journalists have been killed and 200 physically assaulted in the past decade, with scores more leaving the profession or fleeing the country amid threats to their safety.