Russian photojournalist Dmitry Chebotayev was killed on May 7, 2007 when a roadside bomb struck the U.S. military vehicle in which he was traveling. Chebotayev was on assignment for Newsweek, reporting on American military operations in the Diyala province. Chebotayev was the first Russian journalist to be killed in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Six American soldiers in the vehicle were also killed. Further details of the killing can be found here.
Chebotayev's friend, Sergey Ponomarev, is organizing a website and book project to showcase Chebotayev's work. Those interested in donating time or money, or anyone who could help with fundraising from foundations, should contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WarShooter contributor Bill Putnam has also passed along this tribute written by Bob and Marine Black:
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