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photographer Anton Hammerl missing in Libya

“Photojournalists Anton Hammerl and Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo went missing on 05 April, alongside journalists Clare Morgana Gillis and James Wright Foley, while covering the Libyan conflict.

According to colleagues, the group of four was “caught in the rapid-fire advance and retreat that has characterized the Libyan conflict thus far.” But, while the families of Gillis, Foley and Brabo have received news of their conditions, the whereabouts of Hammerl remain unknown to this day."

Full story and link to Facebook support page at BJP:

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2069869/family-access-missing-photographer#ixzz1M2MPYdbm

by teru kuwayama at 2011-05-11 10:11:00 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

any news T?….

by [former member] | 14 May 2011 02:05 | Charlotte, NC, United States | | Report spam→
unbelievable – so many conflicting reports. read the SA ambassador to Libya mohammad dangor is back in tripoli – hopefully things will move forward. will keep the candle alight !

by anna zieminski | 18 May 2011 17:05 | new delhi, India | | Report spam→
Four Journalists Detained for a Month in Libya Finally Freed
Published: May 18, 2011 @ 11:23 am
http://www.thewrap.com/media/article/four-journalists-detained-month-libya-finally-freed-27519

By Dylan Stableford

Four journalists — including the Atlantic and USA Today freelance reporter Clare Morgana Gillis — captured and detained in Libya early last month were released by the Libyan government on Wednesday.

Gillis, James Foley, an American reporter for the GlobalPost, Spanish photographer Manuel Brabo and British freelance reporter Nigel Chandler were also released, the Atlantic said.

The journalists were released to a hotel in Tripoli and are expected to be allowed to leave the country tomorrow. Gillis told the Associated Press that the Libyan government had charged them with illegally entering the country, but that that their sentence had been suspended, and that the four were doing fine.

The group had been held for two weeks in a coed military detention center in Tripoli — Gillis later to a women’s civilian prison — and, eventually, another facility,

The status of another journalist — freelance photographer Anton Lazarus Hammerl — remains unknown. Hammerl was also detained on April 5.

by Juan Carlos | 18 May 2011 20:05 | San Francisco, CA, United States | | Report spam→
Four Journalists Detained for a Month in Libya Finally Freed
Published: May 18, 2011 @ 11:23 am
http://www.thewrap.com/media/article/four-journalists-detained-month-libya-finally-freed-27519

By Dylan Stableford

Four journalists — including the Atlantic and USA Today freelance reporter Clare Morgana Gillis — captured and detained in Libya early last month were released by the Libyan government on Wednesday.

Gillis, James Foley, an American reporter for the GlobalPost, Spanish photographer Manuel Brabo and British freelance reporter Nigel Chandler were also released, the Atlantic said.

The journalists were released to a hotel in Tripoli and are expected to be allowed to leave the country tomorrow. Gillis told the Associated Press that the Libyan government had charged them with illegally entering the country, but that that their sentence had been suspended, and that the four were doing fine.

The group had been held for two weeks in a coed military detention center in Tripoli — Gillis later to a women’s civilian prison — and, eventually, another facility,

The status of another journalist — freelance photographer Anton Lazarus Hammerl — remains unknown. Hammerl was also detained on April 5.

by Juan Carlos | 18 May 2011 20:05 | San Francisco, CA, United States | | Report spam→
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/anton-hammerl-is-still-missing-in-libya/

A statement on Facebook attributed to Mr. Hammerl’s family said they learned Thursday that he had in fact been killed April 5 by the forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Facebook:

At 10pm BST (11pm SA time) this evening we received devastating news regarding Anton Hammerl.

On 5 April 2011 Anton was shot by Gaddafi’s forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert. According to eyewitnesses, his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention.

Words are simply not enough to describe the unbelievable trauma the Hammerl family is going through.

From the moment Anton disappeared in Libya we have lived in hope as the Libyan officials assured us that they had Anton.

It is intolerably cruel that Gaddafi loyalists have known Anton’s fate all along and chose to cover it up.

Thank you so much for your love and support.

The Hammerl family

by Eunice Hong | 20 May 2011 13:05 | Providence, RI, United States | | Report spam→
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110519/libya-journalist-death-anton-hammerl-james-foley-clare-gillis

by Ben Brody | 20 May 2011 16:05 | Boston, United States | | Report spam→
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/20/a_day_under_fire_with_anton

by [former member] | 21 May 2011 08:05 | Christchurch , New Zealand | | Report spam→
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/20/a_day_under_fire_with_anton

by [former member] | 21 May 2011 08:05 | Christchurch , New Zealand | | Report spam→

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teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
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New York , United States
anna zieminski, photographer/photo editor anna zieminski
photographer/photo editor
New Delhi , India
Juan Carlos, Photographer-Fotografo Juan Carlos
Photographer-Fotografo
San Salvador , El Salvador ( SAL )
Eunice Hong, Eunice Hong
New York , United States
Ben Brody, Photojournalist Ben Brody
Photojournalist
Boston , United States ( BOS )


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