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Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Dmitry Chebotayev

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Dmitry Chebotayev, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64962b19.html [accessed 27 September 2016]
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freelance
May 6, 2007, in Diyala, Iraq

Chebotayev was the first Russian journalist to be killed in Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003. A freelance photographer embedded with U.S. forces, Chebotayev was killed along with six American soldiers when a roadside bomb struck a U.S. military vehicle in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad.

Chebotayev was on assignment for the Russian edition of Newsweek magazine, reporting on the efforts of U.S. forces to control roads in Diyala province, Leonid Parfyonov, the edition editor, told CPJ. Chebotayev, 29, had freelanced for several news agencies, including the German-based European Pressphoto Agency and the independent Moscow daily Kommersant. He had been in Iraq for more than two months.

Medium:Print
Job:Photographer
Beats Covered:War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Freelance:Yes
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group

 

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