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Thanks to the members who have contributed photos. The photos in this photo album were taken by Tim Hetherington.
WOW It's like Disney meets war. Are you fucking kididing me Sebastian? As soon as I saw NatGeo in the beginning of the credits I knew.... FFS I saw more realism on the nightly news when I was a…Continue
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Greetings, members of the SJ community. My name is Ross, and beginning today I will be assisting Sebastian and the moderators with occasional updates and light maintenance work around the site.…Continue
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On Byliner, Sebastian has just published three previously unreleased shorter works. Check 'em out! Links to the stories are below:
Life and Death in the Slivovitz Pocket
The Half of Us That’s Lost
Posted by Ross Harris on October 22, 2013 at 9:04am
Posted by Ross Harris on July 21, 2011 at 10:53am
On Sunday, July 16th, The New York Times ran Sebastian's provocative essay, Why Would Anyone Miss War? in their Review section.
Readers quickly took to the NY Times Facebook page and began commenting and posting their own opinions on the piece, and war itself. The discussion grew in intensity rather quickly; check out the conversation here (it is a public page, no Facebook login required). Feel free to engage and share your own thoughts on the article!
Also feel free to comment about it here as well, as a reply to this post.
The Hetherington family has named three charities where one can make donations in Tim's memory, and asked that I share them with all of you.
Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone
Human Rights Watch
Committee to Protect Journalists
You can read a wonderful letter from Barbara Davidson at The Milton Margai school here.
Posted by Stuart Krichevsky on May 3, 2011 at 10:30am
To All of Tim's Friends,
Below is the link to the condolences website that the Hetherington family has set up. You can post comments and in a few days learn about how to donate to the charitable organization they are establishing in Tim's memory.
Posted by Stuart Krichevsky on April 25, 2011 at 11:00am
For those of you who may not have heard, Tim Hetherington was tragically killed this morning, doing the work be believed in. Please join us in honoring his memory.
The following is as statement from Sebastian Junger on the death of his dear friend:
"There is no way to express my devastation and sorrow at the death of my dear friend, Tim Hetherington in Misrata, Libya. Tim was one of the most courageous and principled journalists I have ever known. The good that he accomplished – both with his camera, and simply as a concerned person in some of the most devastated countries in the world – cannot be measured. I can’t believe he is truly gone." Sebastian Junger; April 20, 2011
Twelve, the publisher of Sebastian Junger’s WAR, has been thrilled by the tremendous positive reader response to the book. In preparation for the paperback release of the book on May 17th, we’re working to create a promotional video, made up of personal testimonials from military personnel and their families. We want the video to feature what real readers are saying about the book and how they’re relating to it. If you’re interested in participating, please click the link below for more information about being part of the video!
Here is a link to my New York Times Op-Ed piece "Farewell to Korengal" on the United States pulling out of the Korengal Valley. Anyone who leaves a comment on the article on my Facebook page will receive an early first chapter excerpt of WAR and be entered to win two tickets to the 92 St. Y event that I'm doing on Thursday, May 13th with two soldiers, Tom Hunter and Brendan O’Bryne, both of whom served in the Korengal Valley.
Link to NYT Op-Ed here.
Thanks to Michael Coffey for the terrific author profile, "War of Emotion," the cover story in the current issue of Publisher's Weekly.
Link to PW here.
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