Tributes Flow for Moth
New Zealand camerawomen Margaret Moth, renowned for her fearlessness and international career, died of cancer aged 59 on 21 March in the US. Starting her career in Dunedin, she was one New Zealandís first women camera operators, and went on to make her name working for CNN in war-zones around the world. In 1992, she shot to international attention after being shot in the face while reporting in Sarajevo, a near fatal injury. Only six months later she rejoined her colleagues in Bosnia — just one example of her tenaciousness and dedication. Recently profiled in Fearless: The Margaret Moth Story, a CNN documentary, Moth is remembered by colleagues for her sense of humour, love for cigars and heavy eyeliner, and determination to live life to the fullest.
Margaret Moth: January 30 1951 – March 21 2010