Marie Colvin: “Our mission is to report these horrors of war with accuracy and without prejudice.”

On the heels of the shocking death of Anthony Shadid last week, yet another foreign correspondent has died in Syria.

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.

Just yesterday, Colvin spoke with Anderson Cooper about the conditions in Homs. Here is the video. It was to become her final TV appearance before she was killed just hours later.

"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

BBC News has started collecting tributes to Colvin.

What are the best tributes to Colvin you have seen? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter.


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