April 20, 2011

RESTREPO's Tim Hetherington Reportedly Killed in Libya

Via the Business Insider:

Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmaker And Photographer Reportedly Killed In Libya

This is terrible news. And important to note the details are still sketchy.

But there are reports that photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros have been killed in Libya.

The news was first posted on fellow photographer Andre Liohn's Facebook page. Liohn is reportedly at the hospital.

Hetherington was nominated for a Oscar this year for the documentary Restrepo which he co-directed with journalist Sebastian Junger.

Chris Hondros is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated war photographer whose work has appeared in the NYT, Newsweek, and the Economist, to name a few.

The two were reportedly covering the fighting in Misrata. Yesterday Hetherington tweeted: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."

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UPDATE:
Numerous news sites are now reporting that it has been confirmed that Tim was killed along with Chris Hondros. They were reported to have been killed in the city of Misrata while covering fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and Libyan rebels.

News reports indicate that fellow photojournalist Andre Liohn, wrote on his Facebook page that the two had died "when covering the front line."

2 comments:

prasad said...

This is says that Libya is not safe at this time foreigners who are living Libya now they have to leave that country unless they cant live safely because now Libya has no leadership the other countries have to try to discuss with the Libyan government and opposition leaders to bring them for peace talks.

prasad said...

This is ridiculous this shows that now the situation in Libya i think these incidents will continue until Libyan government fell down international community should think on Libya how to solve this problem and surrounding countries of Libya have to try to solve this problem mainly the government immediately resign and put elections.