Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Marie Catherine Colvin (1956 -2012)
Marie Colvin the award-winning American journalist sadly died last week while covering the siege of Homs in Syria. She was killed from stray mortar fire as she attempted to retrieve her shoes to make an escape to a safer location. The group had followed the Middle Eastern custom of taking off their shoes when they went into a building housing a rebel press centre. The blast killed her and French photo-journalist Remi Ochlik.
Her editor, John Witherow (Sunday Times), described Ms Colvin as "an extraordinary figure in the life of The Sunday Times, driven by a passion to cover wars in the belief that what she did mattered".