RIP Marie Colvin ...

Old Feb 22nd 2012, 8:40 pm
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... and her colleagues

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...r-killing.html

So sad - one less brave voice against a host of ... I don't know, what would you call them?
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Astonishing woman....... Peter Oborne has written a nice piece:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...essential.html

And let's not forget Rami Al-Sayed, the 'video blogger' who has been telling the story from within - also killed yesterday.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/201...ing-continues/

Syria are clearly targeting journalists........ I wonder why??

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Brave woman, more balls than most men out there. Just been reading about here. I hope if and when they make a movie of her life, it does justice to her work.

Colvin started her career a year after graduating from Yale as a midnight-to-6 a.m. police reporter for United Press International in New York City.[5] In 1984, Colvin became the Paris bureau chief for United Press International, moving to The Sunday Times in 1985. Starting in 1986, she was the newspaper's Middle East correspondent, and then from 1995 was the Foreign Affairs correspondent. In 1986, she was the first to interview Muammar Gaddafi after Operation El Dorado Canyon.[6] Although specializing in the Middle East, she also covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and East Timor. She won the International Women's Media Foundation award for 'Courage in Journalism' for her coverage of Kosovo and Chechnya.[7][8][9] She wrote and produced documentaries, including Arafat: Behind the Myth for the BBC.[10] She is featured in the 2005 documentary film Bearing Witness.

She began wearing an eyepatch after losing the sight in her left eye when coming under Sri Lankan government RPG shrapnel fire on April 16, 2001; she was attacked after calling out "journalist, journalist!" while reporting on the Sri Lankan Civil War.[11][12][13][14] Colvin was also a witness and an intermediary during the final days of the war in Sri Lanka and reported on war crimes that were committed during this phase.[14]

In 2011, while reporting on the Libyan civil war, she was offered an opportunity to interview Muammar Gaddafi, along with two other journalists that she could nominate. The first international interview since the start of the war, she took along her friends Christiane Amanpour of ABC News[15] and Jeremy Bowen of BBC News.[16]
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Starring Angelina Jolie no doubt. A marvellous woman, Marie Colvin.
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Quite sad but she knew the risks and entered the country illegally.

I'm surprised no one has blamed the Israeli's for the whole thing yet though.

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At first glance I thought it was the bad guy from the new Three Musketeer's film
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Brave woman, more balls than most men out there. Just been reading about here. I hope if and when they make a movie of her life, it does justice to her work.



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