Anja Niedringhaus

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1965 – 2014

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Who was Anja Niedringhaus?

Anja Niedringhaus was a German photojournalist who worked for the Associated Press. She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Iraq War. That same year she was awarded the International Women's Media Foundation's Courage in Journalism prize.

Niedringhaus had covered Afghanistan for several years before she was killed on Friday, 4 April 2014, while covering the presidential election, after an Afghan policeman opened fire at the car she was waiting in at a checkpoint, part of an election convoy.

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Born
Oct 12, 1965
Höxter
Also known as
  • 安贾·涅得金豪斯
  • Нидрингхаус, Аня
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Apr 4, 2014
Afghanistan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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