By Butler Cain | April 20th, 2011
SPJ’s International Journalism Committee released the following statement on Wednesday, 4/20/11:
“The International Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists mourns the loss on Wednesday of two great photojournalists. Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, both of New York, were accustomed to putting their lives on the line to help the world see the true, bloody realities of war. Yet their untimely deaths remind us of the real cost of violent conflict. We urge international authorities to pursue the truth behind this criminal attack and take steps to protect other journalists who are now risking their lives to spotlight a conflict that must not go unreported. We send our deepest condolences to the Hetherington and Hondros families.”
Read Wednesday’s Associated Press report from Misrata, Libya.