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PJ Marie Colvin & Remi Ochlik killed in Syria.
Old 02-22-2012   #1
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PJ Marie Colvin & Remi Ochlik killed in Syria.

PJ Marie Colvin and PJ Remi Ochlik killed in Syria.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/gree...?newsfeed=true

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She wrote: "The scale of human tragedy in the city is immense. The
inhabitants are living in terror. Almost every family seems to have
suffered the death or injury of a loved one...

"On the lips of everyone was the question: 'Why have we been abandoned by the world?'"

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Just watching the report on TV. So sad that these things happen.
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Brave, Brave people.

Very Sad.
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The whole situation is tragic, the random shelling is killing innocents every day, snipers are picking off civilians trying to live their daily lives, hospitals are desperate. It could well end in civil war between the Alawites and Sunnis and there's only going to be one winner there. Remi Ochlik was only 28 and Marie Colvin had already lost an eye in combat. I don't know that much about Ochlik but she was terrific, she used to write for The Times.



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Ochlik is a he. And was a photographer. Colvin was a reporter.
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I found the personal web site of Remi Ochlik, the French photojournalist: http://www.ochlik.com It shows some of his photos from war zones in Libya and Egypt- His 'About' page says that "In 2005 he founded his own photography agency called IP3 PRESS, with the goal of covering news in Paris and conflicts around the world." Very impressive young man.

His site won't stay open forever. In memory and appreciate of him, as well as for your own benefit, I recommending looking at his photos on his site while you still can.

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Ochlik is a he. And was a photographer. Colvin was a reporter.
I know that and the "she" in the last sentence in my post above referred to Marie Colvin, not Remi Ochlik.


It is reported that the two were in a a makeshift media center at the time of their deaths, and it's alleged that the attacks were deliberately directed at the media center and a nearby hospital.

A report for CNN that Marie Colvin filed on Monday.

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Very sad. The more I have been reading about war photographers (and journalists) I am amazed at their bravery and grateful they are out there trying to get people to see what is happening. Definitely puts my perceived stresses of my job (finance) in perspective.
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. . . . . said news for the journalist, photographer and the civilians who suffer from sadistic leaders who kill indiscriminately.

Sad that countries outside of the region need to continually be asked to step in and stop the massacres while countries inside the region sit inactive and silent.
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i wonder if the make-shift media center was a deliberate target ? perhaps a different solution is needed not to cluster all the pj together.
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Complete contravention of the Geneva conventions (they were non-combatants) and therefore a war crime. They were deliberately targeted to stop the truth getting out, while the perpetrators claim "crossfire". Just like the Balibo Five (Five Australia based TV media men) murdered by Indonesian forces invading East Timor in 1975.

One of the Balibo Five, cameraman Gary Cunningham was my birth father. It has taken nearly 40 years of fighting for justice and war-crime prosecution of the known perpetrators.

Why bother? To try to prevent exactly these kind of tragic deaths of journalists, both these in Syria, and the many more that will be murdered to cover up the atrocities of war.

RIP all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to report the truth.
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RIP all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to report the truth.
Amen to that. And a moment to consider these brave people and their loved ones that will have to go on without them.
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It is really sad. First for the thousands (for me unknown) syrian people beeing murdered in the last months and second for these two better known journalism workers by heart. I was so angry when I heard that; I had to blow off that evil steam.
I found this. The lovely arab satire helped me laughing again.
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