Terry Lloyd, 50, a correspondent for Britain's ITN, and Paul Moran, 39, from
Australian broadcaster ABC TV network, have been killed while covering the war
in Iraq, according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
They appear to be the first journalists to die in the conflict.
ITN's ITV News said Lloyd and his crew were "caught in gunfire at Iman
Anas as they were driving toward Basra in two civilian vehicles, unconnected
with any military convoy."
ITN cameraman Daniel Demoustier was injured in the incident, and two other
ITN staffers, French cameraman Fred Nerac and Lebanese translator Hussein Osman,
Lloyd had just celebrated 20 years with ITN. He was the first ITN
correspondent killed on the job in the news service's 48-year history.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Moran was killed March 22 as the
result of a car bomb in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.