Gaddafi’s army attack in Misrata killed a photojournalist

The world of journalism lost one of its best journalists, Tim Hetherington. Tim Hetherington died while covering in the conflict region in Misrata, Libya. He died from a mortar attack from Muammar Gaddafi’s troops who surrounded the Misrata. Misrata is a rebel of Libya base who oppose the Gaddafi’s leadership.

Tim Hetherington was not alone; he was with a group of other journalists who were covering the conflict in Libya. In addition to Tim Hetherington, there is one more victim who still in critical condition, Chris Hondros, Getty photographers. Chris Hondros is now being treated in nearby hospitals; according to doctors he suffered brain injury. “It was quiet and We Were Trying to get away and then a mortar landed and We Heard explosions,” Spanish photographer Guillermo Cervera said.

Tim Hetherington is known as a photo journalist who often covered the war zone. He ever won a World Press Photo of the Year in 2007. Together with Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington made a documentary film about the Afghan war be entitled “Restrepo.” The film managed to get nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Documentary.

While Chris Hondros become one of the award-winning Pulitzer Prize nomination thanks to his work in Liberia. In addition, Chris Hondros also managed to get the 2005 Robert Capa gold medal. He is also known to frequently cover in the countries that are involved in conflict, such as Kosovo, Angola, Lebanon, etc.

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