While trolling through my Flickr groups I found notices in a couple discussion pages about a photojournalist in Afghanistan shot and killed by an Afghani police officer today.
The photojournalist was German photographer Anja Niedringhaus (48) who was travelling with Canadian journalist Kathy Gannon (60). Both were covering the Afghanistan elections. Latest news reports have Kathy Gannon being treated for her gunshot wounds.
Were they shot because they were the press or because they were women or both? I'm thinking probably both.
Courageous women in an insane country.
- Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies -- Yahoo! News
- The heartbreaking final pictures from German photographer Anja Niedringhaus on her last assignment - days before she was shot dead by an Afghan policeman -- Daily Mail UK
- German photographer Anja Niedringhaus killed in Afghanistan -- Deutsche Welle
- Associated Press photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan -- The Washington Post
- OT: Photographer Anja Niedringhaus shot dead -- Flickr Canon DSLR User Group