Ground Report | New Delhi: Who was Journalist Brent Renaud; American journalist Brent Renaud was shot to death and another was wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a northwestern suburb of Kyiv where Ukrainian forces are fighting the Russian military, concordant sources told AFP.
The two men were hit by bullets while driving in a car with a Ukrainian civilian, who was also injured, Danylo Shapovalov, a volunteer doctor from Ukraine’s territorial defence who treated the victims, told AFP.
Ukrainian authorities were quick to accuse Russian forces of shooting the journalists, but it is not immediately clear where the shots came from.
An AFP journalist saw the body of the victim, who was carrying his identity documents, including a New York Times accreditation.
Who was Journalist Brent Renaud
Brent Renaud, 50, a photographer and filmmaker, the American newspaper said in a statement. He had collaborated with the newspaper in the past but did not work for that medium in Ukraine, according to that statement.
The other American journalist, apparently slightly injured, recounted what happened in a video posted on social networks. Brent Renaud usually worked with his brother Craig, with whom he had an artistic partnership Renaud Brothers.
They had announced on their social networks that they were in Ukraine working on war coverage. They were previously in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also covered the earthquake in Haiti and toured the areas controlled by drug traffickers in Mexico. In 2011, they documented the political upheavals in Egypt.
They were awarded several times. His awards include a Peabody Award, an IDA Award for Best Television Series, two Overseas Press Club Awards, two Columbia Dupont Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for his work with The New York Times. Brent Renaud has also produced films for HBO, NBC, Discovery, PBS, and Vice News, among others.