This morning I woke to news that Anton Hammerl is dead. The South African Photo Journalist has been missing in Libya since 5 April 2011 when, according to a witness who now claims he was shot by Gaddafi forces or loyalists and received injuries that he could not have survived without immediate medical attention. Sadly Libyan officials have been sending false hopes that they had him and that he was still alive.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. It appears that too many journalists have become victims, even targets in this conflict at a terrible loss for their loved ones.
[Source IOL News]