The Battle of Homs: War Reporting Legend Marie Colvin and Photographer Rémi Ochlik Are Killed
A celebrated American-born war reporter and a young French photographer were killed on Wednesday morning when Syrian forces bombed a makeshift media center in the besieged city of Homs. The tragedy shook the disparate community of conflict journalists gathered there, not least in highlighting the degree to which risks are intensifying for those covering Syria’s march to civil war.
Marie Colvin, an American who was one of Britain’s most honored combat journalists, and Rémi Ochlik, an award-winning photojournalist who was just 29, died when the regime’s military hit the building where a growing number of foreign journalists were covering the Homs battle. British photographer Paul Conroy, whose work illustrated Colvin’s chilling dispatch from Homs in the London Sunday Times last weekend, was reported severely injured, along with an unnamed American woman journalist. Those details have not yet been confirmed.