Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Two western journalists killed in Syria

Two journalists, Marie Colvin (USA)  and Remi Ochlik (France), have been killed in Homs in Syria.  This follows on the recent death of a New York Times journalist. They apparently died as a result of government shelling with artillery.

BBC has a major detailed story with analysis by Lyse Doucet, link.

There’s a hug gap between “citizen journalism” in the west, blogging under authoritarian regimes, and professional news reporting in this area of the world which seems to get only more dangerous.  Major news networks emphasis overseas crises because they take so many chances to work there.

The Red Cross does not yet have access to remove the bodies.

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Shuhadaa Square, link

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