Many brave men and women are helping Ukraine in fighting off an unprovoked attack from Russia. Many others have volunteered to help and provide aid, medical assistance….or just to tell us what is going on. Their job is to tell us what is happening. Evil triumphs when the truth remains a secret.
That brings us to 50 year old Brent Renaud. A Peabody award-winning journalist by the name of Brent Renaud was in a car with another journalist when they approached a Russian checkpoint. It’s unclear exactly what happened.
But we know the soldiers opened fire and Renaud was hit in the neck. He died on the scene. The other journalist escaped, was treated and will live to report another day.
A statement from Time says Renaud was working on a Time Studios project on the worldwide global refugee crisis.
The citizens of America and the world owe Renaud a debt of gratitude. In these days of so called “fake news”, there are still enterprising journalists out there spending their lives to bring us the heart rending stories of our current world struggles.
Some, like Renaud pay with their lives. Remember him, his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. We owe him at least that much.
From TIME Editor in Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal and President and COO of TIME and TIME Studios Ian Orefice:
We are devastated by the loss of Brent Renaud. As an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Brent tackled the toughest stories around the world often alongside his brother Craig Renaud. In recent weeks, Brent was in the region working on a TIME Studios project focused on the global refugee crisis. Our hearts are with all of Brent’s loved ones. It is essential that journalists are able to safely cover this ongoing invasion and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.