As we all know, the current bloodshed in Syria continues to grow. With this outrage, Syrian forces recently announced that they would kill any journalists that set foot on Syrian soil. This premise killed the dedicated, talented, and unique reporter and journalist for Britain’s The Sunday Times Marie Colvin on February 22nd, 2012.
Marie Colvin, an American from New York, who worked for the well-known British publication The Sunday Times was very active in reporting Middle Eastern war coverage since 1986. Even though her correspondent roots were planted in Britain, she also helped cover various stories for well-known news source CNN.
Below I have provided one of the last stories Colvin reported prior to her death (Note: video contains graphic content):
A lot of members of the Twitter community have been paying homage to Colvin, and I have provided some touching tweets pertaining to this sad death below:
RIP Marie Colvin, a brilliant, dedicated, and fearless journalist who died while covering horrific bloodshed of innocent civilians in Syria.
http://t.co/kvCApCbG | Postscript from The New YorkerJournalist”s death in Syria, is a stark reminder that history demands witnesses. |
#RIP Marie Colvin – a true heroine amongst so many brilliant, fearless war correspondents. Dreadful news.
Appalled to hear that Marie Colvin killed. She was so brave, so glamorous, so wonderful in every way.
I end this day in anger, that Marie Colvin has died, that very few of us can do her kind of journalism & also for what journalism has become