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First name:  Waldemar

Last name:  Milewicz

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Correspondent
  • Media outlet:  TVP
  • Type of media:  TV
  • Born:  20 Aug 1956 Poland

  • Died:  7 May 2004 Iraq
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total


Killed with Mounir Bouamrane, also of the Polish station TVP, in an ambush in Latifiyah ((30 km south of Baghdad). Cameraman Jerzy Ernst was wounded.

  • Iraq - Coverage of the fighting
  • The Iraqi war saw an unprecedented international media coverage effort, staff and technology-wise. Over 600 journalists, mostly Americans, were also invited by the US government to report while "embedded" in active military units.

  • Iraq - 2003-07: War
  • After months of diplomatic deadlock between Washington and Baghdad over Iraq’s supposed "weapons of mass destruction," the US invaded Iraq in early 2003 to overthrow President Saddam Hussein. The war began with the first US air-raids on 19 March and the Iraqi regime fell three weeks later. But fighting has continued ever since as the US still occupies the country. The various groups are fighting a complicated civil war, part resistance to the occupier, part terrorism and part fighting between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

  • Iraq - Journalists in the war
  • The Iraq war has been the most deadly for journalists since World War II. Many were also kidnapped and some executed. About three-quarters of all journalists and media assistants killed since fighting began have been Iraqis. Since 2003, Iraq has been the world’s most dangerous country for journalists.

  • - 5/2004/4
    His TV crew arrives in Iraq.
    Wins Polish "Reporter of the Year Award."
    Wins the SAIS-Ciba Prize for Excellence in Journalism, from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), for his Chechnya reporting.
    Won prizes for his reporting from Chechnya, Afghanistan and other war zones. His reports, appearing under the heading "This is a Strange World," made him one of Poland’s best-known reporters.
    Begins working for Poland’s public TV station TVP.


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