Rory Peck

Rory Peck (December 13, 1956October 3, 1993) was a freelance war cameraman of Anglo-Irish origin, who was killed while covering the events of the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993. [cite news|url=|title=Juliet Peck|date=2007-07-02|publisher=Telegraph|accessdate=2008-07-09]

Rory Peck covered the first Gulf War; the wars in Bosnia and Afghanistan, the many armed conflicts that followed the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was one of the founders of the independent Frontline Television News agency. [cite news|url=|title=Life on the frontline|last=Green|first=Chris|date=2008-04-14|publisher=The Independent|accessdate=2008-07-09]

Rory was killed in a crossfire while filming the battle for Ostankino TV Centre in Moscow between "Vityaz" special forces and oppositional gunmen led by Albert Makashov, during Russian constitutional crisis of 1993. He was posthumously awarded the order "For Personal Courage" by Russian President Boris Yeltsin.



* Ryzhij. V.Snegiryov. 2003. ISBN 587135145X.

External links

* [ Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting] , by David Loyn
* [ The Rory Peck Trust] offers discretionary grants to the families of freelance newsgatherers killed whilst on assignment, and crisis support to freelancers who are unable to continue their work due to severe injury, disablement or imprisonment
* [ The finalists of the 2007 Rory Peck Awards] online at
* [ Рецензия на: В. Снегирев. Рыжий. Посвящено Рори Пеку. 28 марта 2004 г.] Д. Верхотуров. ru icon

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