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February 26, 2012
You know what? We’re shaking off that last ask, and focusing on the fact that they managed to get photojournalist Tim Hetherington into the Oscars “in memoriam” montage along with Steve Jobs.

You know what? We’re shaking off that last ask, and focusing on the fact that they managed to get photojournalist Tim Hetherington into the Oscars “in memoriam” montage along with Steve Jobs.

23:08 // 2 years ago
April 21, 2011
We do not kill anyone that does not fight us. We need to check the circumstances in which [these] journalists died. And it’s war of course. People die from our side, from their side, people get caught in the middle. We need to check the circumstances. But of course we are very sad that someone died.
Libyan spokesperson Moussa Ibrahim • Expressing remorse for the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in the broadest of terms. They’re sad that “someone died.” If that was the case, why are people dying? Not just journalists. Citizens. This is the same guy who tried to blame the victim in that terrible rape case a few weeks ago. For some reason, we’re not buying his broad apology. source (viafollow)
10:24 // 2 years ago
April 20, 2011
abudai:

NYT Reporter C.J. Chivers reports that photojournalist Chris Hondros died a few hours ago after suffering severe head trauma. His friend and colleague Tim Hetherington also died earlier this morning. May they rest in peace. 

The photos Chris Hondros published just today are as harrowing as the story that took his life. Fires. Men with guns. Darkened stairwells. These are the stories that he fought to tell the public. And these stories were made all the more vital with his visuals.

abudai:

NYT Reporter C.J. Chivers reports that photojournalist Chris Hondros died a few hours ago after suffering severe head trauma. His friend and colleague Tim Hetherington also died earlier this morning. May they rest in peace. 

The photos Chris Hondros published just today are as harrowing as the story that took his life. Fires. Men with guns. Darkened stairwells. These are the stories that he fought to tell the public. And these stories were made all the more vital with his visuals.

(via mohandasgandhi)

19:12 // 2 years ago

Tim Hetherington, dead at 40: Here’s Hetherington with Sebastian Junger. The two war journalists co-directed “Restrepo,” the Oscar-nominated documentary for which both men braved being embedded with the U.S. military in the Korengal Valley, the most dangerous battlefield in all of Afghanistan. This tells you all you need to know about Hetherington, and what a serious, dedicated and courageous man he was. It’s intensely sad to report, then, of Hetherington’s death by mortar fire today in Misrata, Libya. Hetherington’s last post on Twitter: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.” His tragic death underlines the dangers embedded journalists face.

  • Three more photographers hurt Chris Hondros, a U.S. photographer and Pulitzer-prize winner, is in critical condition with a severe brain injury; Guy Martin, a British photographer, is also critical after the attack; Michael Christopher Brown was reportedly a third victim, though his status is reportedly not life-threatening.
  • Journalism and danger in Libya International journalism advocacy groups have decried a dangerous state of affairs facing journalists covering the Arab Spring uprisings — with at least 10 killed so far. International Criminal Court prosecutor José Luis Moreno Ocampo says that about 16 journalists are missing within Libya. source

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15:35 // 2 years ago
soupsoup:

Thank you.

This. Thank you so much. These photos and stories tell us so many things we wouldn’t know otherwise.

soupsoup:

Thank you.

This. Thank you so much. These photos and stories tell us so many things we wouldn’t know otherwise.

14:02 // 2 years ago
UPDATE: We now live in an era where we identify those killed by their Twitter handle. Our best wishes to the families of Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros and Guy Martin, and a hand held tightly for Hondros and Martin.

UPDATE: We now live in an era where we identify those killed by their Twitter handle. Our best wishes to the families of Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros and Guy Martin, and a hand held tightly for Hondros and Martin.

14:00 // 2 years ago
12:56 // 2 years ago