A Day Without News?

An Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan, AP reports.

Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP Television freelancer who witnessed the shooting.

Kathy Gannon, the reporter, was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention. She was described as being in stable condition and talking to medical personnel.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to family, colleagues and friends.

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February 22nd 2014, marks the one year anniversary of A Day Without News? and two years since the deaths of our colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs, Syria. 

 

It was their deaths at the hands of the Syrian Authorities that inspired us to launch the campaign to lobby for more support for our colleagues.

We set three objectives and with your support and that of our community we have achieved a great deal in just one year.

We ask you to continue to help us raise awareness and support our goal to end impunity and bring perpetrators to justice.

Register your support here.

Our thanks to our colleagues at CPJ and RSF

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