The 'genius' of Tim Hetherington killed in war

The BBC World News programme Firing Line profiles the finalists and winners of the Rory Peck Awards which recognises the work of freelance journalists who work in hostile environments.

This year's programme is dedicated to photojournalist Tim Hetherington who was killed while covering the Libyan civil war in April 2011. He won the Rory Peck Award for features in 2008.

Before his death, Tim was working across all forms of media re-defining himself as an artist and humanitarian. His long-standing work in Liberia led to a stint as an investigator for the UN's Liberia Sanctions Committee.

Along with colleague Sebastian Junger, he received international acclaim for Restrepo, the extraordinary portrayal of life on the frontline at a US Army outpost in Afghanistan.

In this video you will hear from Tim - through his 2008 Firing Line interview - and from some of those who knew him best.

Firing Line is broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday 26 November at 09:30 and 22:30 and on Sunday 27 November at 02:30 and 15:30 GMT.

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