Ukraine War: Journalists Scared of their Lives as American Reporter is Gunned down.

Updated on 0108 EAT on Monday 14th March 2022

By E K Benj @hicginewsagency

International Editors are rethinking withdraw of their staff covering the Russia – Ukraine War following merciless Killing of New York Times Journalist (NYT Denys Brent Renaud no longer there staff) a 51-year-old also filmmaker and US citizen.

Directors Brent Renaud and Craig Renaud pose with their award at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards
(Getty)

Ukrainian authorities identified Renaud as a The New York Times correspondent.

 A member of the Ukrainian forces takes a position, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Irpin, Ukraine March 12, 2022.  (photo credit: REUTERS/GLEB GARANICH)

A member of the Ukrainian forces takes a position, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Irpin, Ukraine March 12, 2022. (photo credit: REUTERS/GLEB GARANICH)

Brent was short in the neck according his colleague a photographer who has narrowly survived the wrath of Russian forces in Irpen near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Brent Renaud’s death. Brent was a talented filmmaker who had contributed to The New York Times over the years,” read a statement from the outlet. “Though he had contributed to The Times in the past (most recently in 2015), he was not on assignment for any desk at The Times in Ukraine.

His family confirms he was wearing a Times press badge that had been issued for an assignment according to sources to HICGI News Agency.

Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay and his four colleagues were driving back to the Ukrainian capital when they were ambushed.

Earlier this month, A British journalist covering the war in Ukraine was shot and wounded after coming under fire in Kyiv.

As they tried to escape from the car, a bullet hit Ramsay in his lower back while camera operator Richie Mockler took two rounds to his body armour.

To avoid lawsuits and damages by families of journalists, HICGI News Agency has learnt several international media owners and operators are considering recalling there crew from war stricken Ukraine. A painful move that would deny independent assessment of war but would save lives of journalists from perishing ahead of Putin’s major offensive in Ukraine’s capital.

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