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Posts Tagged ‘Anton Hammerl’

Bronx Documentary Center to Host James Foley Fundraiser

The Bronx Documentary Center had a long history with the late James Foley. The slain journalist attended the organization’s Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) class and became a good friend there to many.

He also, through the center, took an active role in helping the family of Anton Hammerl, a South African freelance photographer who was killed in Libya in 2011. From a blog post by center director Mike Kamber:

James took the initiative to raise money for Hammerl’s family. The result: $135,000 for Anton’s childrens’ education and care. Many lament terrible events; James took action to make the world a better place… James changed the world in positive ways and was an immeasurably braver and more decent man than those who took his life.

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Four More Journalists Detained in Libya

Pro-Qaddafi forces have taken four more foreign correspondents prisoner. They include James Foley, a freelance reporter for online news publication GlobalPost, Spanish photographer Manu Brabo, South African photographer Anton Hammerl, and Clare Morgana Gillis, an American reporter on assignment for The Atlantic. The four have been detained since Tuesday.

Max Fisher reports that The Atlantic learned of Gillis’s capture on Thursday morning and is coordinating with Human Rights Watch, Global Post, and Libyan government officials, as is the State Department.

“We appeal to the Libyan authorities for her immediate and safe release, and for that of the three other journalists detained with her,” said Atlantic editor James Bennet.