Paul Moran (photojournalist)


Paul Moran (photojournalist)

Paul Moran (30 May 1963 – 22 March 2003), born as the youngest of four children in Adelaide, was a freelance photojournalist, the first media person killed in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. [ [http://www.paulmoran.org/biography.html Paul Moran - Biography ] ]

Prior to his death, Moran had worked for a decade trying to destabilise Saddam Hussein's leadership in Iraq, training dissidents in the use of video equipment and describing himself as a "crusader" for ethnic Kurds. [Adelaide Advertiser, "Moran's secret crusade against the tyranny of Saddam", April 5, 2003]

On 22 March 2003, Moran was travelling from Sulaymaniyah to a damaged Ansar al-Islam base that had been hit by US missiles. He ran towards a commotion not far from the abandoned base, and arrived just as a car bomb exploded, killing him and injuring Eric Campbell. At the time of his death, he had been working under contract to Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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