Tuesday, May 08, 2007

AP's Anthony Mitchell remembered

Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press reporter formerly based in Ethiopia until expelled in early 2006 for his hard-hitting reports on post-election clashes, was confirmed as one of 114 casualties in last weekend's Kenya Airways crash.

“...We mourn the tragic death of Anthony Mitchell and extend our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues,” CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said. “His professionalism earned him the great respect of his colleagues, and with his death the international community loses an important witness to the crucial events of Africa.”

CPJ mourns death of AP African correspondent Anthony Mitchell (CPJ) May 8, 2007