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Mr. Lefteris Pitarakis

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Lefteris Pitarakis - ..., 30 May 2015 [cached]
Lefteris Pitarakis - ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photography Oxford Festival 2014 - about the festival, 18 Mar 2015 [cached]
Lefteris Pitarakis
Lefteris Pitarakis is a photojournalist with the Associated Press. He has covered many of the conflicts that have blighted the greater Middle East in recent years. His work, together with that of other AP photographers, during the 2006 war between Israell and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon was shortlisted for a Pullitzer Prize. He is a strong advocate for ethics in photojournalism lecturing widely in the UK, Europe and the US.
Editors in the News - APME - Associated Press Media Editors [cached]
Lefteris Pitarakis, an Associated Press photojournalist based in London, has been named AP's chief photographer for Turkey, based in Istanbul. Pitarakis, 40, started work with the AP as a freelance photographer in 1998 and covered the Balkans region with assignments in Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo, as well as Cyprus. From 2000 to 2005 he was based in the Middle East, mainly covering the Palestinian uprising against Israel. Later, he became deputy photo editor for Israel and the Palestinian territories, and traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and South Asia. He also covered the aftermath of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News, 6 June 2004 [cached]
These are the names of the photographers and photojournalists from AP, Reuters and AFP who covered the action from the Palestinian side of the street in Gaza these past two weeks: Mohammed Salem, Suhaib Salem, Mohamed Azakir, Goran Tomasevic, Khalil Hamra, Adnan Hajj Ali, Nasser Nasser, Hussein Malla, Lefteris Pitarakis, Ahmed Khateib, Salah Malkawi, Abbas Momani, Said Khatib, Mohammed Abed, and Awad Awad.
Which brings me to Lefteris Pitarakis of the Associated Press.He filed a report on May 22nd that made world-wide headlines:
Mr. Pitarakis, or some sharp bureau chief at AP, must have picked up on that disturbing little inconsistency, because by May 23rd the offending sentence had been removed and it read like this: "A 3-year-old girl was killed Saturday in the Brazil neighborhood while Hansen's delegation was in the area.
Lefteris Pitarakis, an ..., 3 April 2015 [cached]
Lefteris Pitarakis, an Associated Press photojournalist based in London, has been named AP’s chief photographer for Turkey, based in Istanbul. Since 2005, Pitarakis has been based in London while continuing to travel frequently. He covered three wars in the Gaza Strip, and his work from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon, along with the rest of the AP photo team that covered it, was  a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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