Sebastian Junger and RISC

Friday, April 27, 2012

Transcript

A year ago veteran war photographers Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington died of injuries sustained while covering the Libyan uprising.  When friend, colleague and fellow war reporter Sebastian Junger learned that Hetherington died of injuries that didn’t need to be fatal he founded Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues or RISC.  Junger tells Brooke why freelance journalists need the tools to save themselves and their fellow reporters on the battlefield.

 

Breton - The Commission

Guests:

Sebastian Junger

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [1]

David Brabyn from New York

RISC is a brilliant initiative.

Another photojournaliste who was killed in Libya just a few days before Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros is Anton Hammerl. He also died of massive blood loss it would appear and immediate care might have saved his life. Unfortunately the Gaddafi loyalists who shot him beat up Anton's colleagues and took them away. Anton was left to die in the desert.

On May 15th friends and colleagues of his are organizing a major auction of photojournalism prints at Christie's in New York to raise funds for Anton's 3 young children: http://www.friendsofanton.org/ We have prints donated by the best press photographers around.

Hope to see you there.

Apr. 29 2012 11:20 AM

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