More terrible news

By Chris Daly

Another dark day for the press corps trying to cover Syria. Two more journalists have died there, according to today’s Washington Post and NYTimes. Reporter Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, where the Syrian government is using tanks to fire on its own people. Colvin, a prize-winning, eye patch-wearing veteran of hotspots, worked for the Sunday Times of England. Ochlik, also a prize-winner, was a French free-lancer who had covered violence in Congo and then covered the uprisings of the Arab Spring.

This is just a few days after the death of NYTimes reporter Anthony Shadid. Friends and colleagues remembered him in a ceremony at American University in his beloved Beirut.

Anthony Shadid’s widow, Nada Bakri, lights a candle.     (Photo: Hussein Malla/ AP)

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