Marie Colvin, a foreign correspondent who reported on the Middle East for more than two decades and lost an eye while covering a civil war in Sri Lanka, died this morning while on assignment for the Times of London in Homs. Award-winning French photographer Rémi Ochlik also died.
“Our mission is to report these horrors of war with accuracy and without prejudice,” Colvin said in a November 2010 speech.
“At a time when journalists are being examined as never before, it’s time to acknowledge someone who made a difference, a moral difference, to our country and our lives. That was Marie,” colleague Bill Neely of ITV News wrote in this tribute.
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