Obituaries of photojournalists killed while covering conflicts reduce their lives to bare facts: where they are from, what stories they covered and for whom, and how they died. Often left out are the details of their personal lives, and the sense of loss to the people they leave behind. But a moving portrait of Rémi [...]
Time | Facebook Photojournalist William Daniels was on assignment for Time magazine when he snuck into Homs and holed up in the “makeshift media center” in Syria with Edith Bouvier, Rémi Ochlik, Marie Colvin, Paul Conroy and others. Daniels… Read more
The body of American journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria alongside French photographer Remi Ochlik on Feb. 22, is finally going home to the United States, the AFP reports. Her body arrived in Paris Sunday. Read full article >>
The bodies of Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and a French photographer have been handed over to the Red Cross by Syrian authorities. Ms Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed in a rocket attack in the besieged Baba Amr area of the city...Show More Summary
News stories of the deaths in Syria of American reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik totaled in the thousands last week. That was followed by hundreds of stories yesterday about the rescue of British photographer Paul Conroy, who was injured in the same attack in Homs, Syria that killed Ochlik and Colvin. Lost [...]
Paul Conroy, the Welsh photojournalist injured during a Syrian army missile attack in Homs in which fellow journalists Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik were killed, has been smuggled out of the country by activists organised by Avaaz. Thirteen of those rescuers lost their lives in repeated mortar shelling between Homs and the Lebanese border. And [...]
The Red Cross in Syria hopes to evacuate two wounded journalists and the bodies of slain journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik from the besieged city of Homs on Monday night, Sky News reports. On Saturday, a Red Cross team evacuated 27 people from Homs, but failed to get the journalists out, the Associated Press reported. Read full article >>
From Molly Crabapple, this wonderful portrait of Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war reporter who was recently killed in Syria. More about Colvin here. Killed with her was French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik. Colvin died trying to retrieve her shoes so she could escape a rocket shelling attack (the custom in Syria is to leave one's [...]
I liked Rémi a lot. Rémi was fragile, yet he didn't really try to conceal the fact. His fragility was his strength, a formidable one at that. Unlike so many journalists of today, Rémi was a true idealist, a rare mix of innocence and panache, compassion and bravery....
By virtue of their presence, and then by putting words and pictures to what they hear and see, journalists working in conflict zones practice the highest ideals of the profession and are able to not only recount events that have already happened but can also potentially affect future outcomes. That’s also what makes them targets.
The Telegraph in London was the first to report that Syrian government forces could have "locked on" to satellite phone signals to launch the rocket attacks that killed journalists Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik, as well as many Syrian civilians, besides wounding dozens more including two more international journalists. Working...
This week brought the sad news of the deaths of two journalists — Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik — in Syria. As a testament to their bravery, here's a first-hand insight into the dangers of war reporting written for The Spectator in 1991 by Con Coughlin, who was covering the Gulf War for the Sunday Telegraph. Show More Summary
BEIRUT (AP).- Syrian gunners pounded an opposition stronghold where the last dispatches from a veteran American-born war correspondent chronicled the suffering of civilians caught in the relentless shelling. An intense morning barrage killed her and a French photojournalist ? two of 74 deaths reported Wednesday in Syria. Show More Summary
At Wednesday's White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney praised the journalists (Marie Colvin, Rémi Ochlik and Anthony Shadid) recently killed covering the violent unrest in Syria. ABC News' Jake Tapper then asked Carney about the discrepancy between how the Obama administration treats journalism internationally versus domestically.
News of the deaths of Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik and the serious injuries of photographer Paul Conroy and Edith Bouvier, a freelance journalist reporting for Le Figaro, from a mortar shell that hit the building in Homs, Syria that they were using as makeshift media centre has saddened and shocked reporters and readers. So [...]
A British photographer and French journalist wounded in an attack in Syria that killed Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik have appealed to be evacuated for urgent medical attention. Paul Conroy, who works...Show More Summary
Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working, The Telegraph newspaper reports. The journalists died yesterday when the center was shelled. Photographers Paul Conroy and William Daniels and [...]
Let's not beat about the bush. Marie Colvin and French journalist Remi Ochlik were murdered by the thugs trying to keep President Bashar al-Assad's regime in power. It was no secret that the house in Homs where the two journalists were staying was being used as a makeshift media centre, and Marie, with her distinctive eye [...]
The Syrian government has denied responsibility for the deaths of the two foreign journalists killed in Homs, as tanks move into the Bab Amr area in which they were killed. The foreign ministry said Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik, whoShow More Summary
Another day, another bloodbath in Syria.The veteran Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and the French photographer Remi Ochlik have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs when an artillery shell hit the house in which they were staying. Show More Summary