Dino Mahtani/CPJ Guest Blogger

Dino Mahtani was a correspondent in West and Central Africa between 2003 and 2007. He is one of Tim's many friends.

Hetherington at the opening night of the World Press Photo Award exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 7, 2008. (AP/Keystone/Eddy Risch)

Tim Hetherington: A star inexorably, humbly rising

I first met Tim Hetherington in Monrovia in 2005, in the run-up to Liberia’s then historic elections, which officially drew the line under the country’s 14-year civil war. Tim had already reported from Liberia in the chaotic final stages of that war in 2003, marching for days on end through dense and unforgiving tropical bush…

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