Misrata: Journalists Killed

April 21, 2011 by staff 

Misrata: Journalists Killed, Tim Hetherington Chris Hondros and reporting of the war-torn city of Misrata, Libya where he was attacked on Wednesday. The two men were killed in the violence and are now being remembered for his bravery.

Independent journalist Greg Campbell was a longtime friend of Hondros and was in Libya with the two men last week. Campbell speaks of “American Morning.”

Fellow journalists were in shock on Thursday after two highly experienced and award-winning war photographers were killed in heavy fighting in the besieged city Libyan Misrata.

Tim Hetherington, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and photographer British and U.S. photographer Chris Hondros, both 41, were killed two Western journalists and others wounded in a mortar attack on Wednesday.

Vanity Fair Hetherington confirmed dead, a contributing photographer for the magazine that had covered many conflicts and won the 2007 World Press Photo Award for his coverage of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

Hondros suffered serious head injuries in the same attack, according to medical sources in Misrata, and died hours later from his injuries, according to Getty Images, said he was “deeply saddened” by his death.

Freelance photographer Guy Martin, who was working for Panos, and Michael Brown photographer, working for Corbis, was also injured in the attack, its agencies, he said.

Hetherington and Hondros was the second and third journalist killed in Libya during the war in two months, between the rebels seeking to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi and forces loyal to the strongman who has ruled for 41 years.

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