Wednesday, February 22, 2012

France identified two Western reporters killed in Syria

A combination of two pictures made on February 22, 2012 shows (at L) US-born journalist Marie Colvin in a recent picture released by the Sunday Times, and (at R) freelance French photojournalist Remi Ochlik in an AFP picture taken on February 2005. France identified two Western reporters killed in Syria on February 22, 2012 as veteran American war correspondent Marie Colvin of Britain's Sunday Times and freelance French photojournalist Remi Ochlik. Colvin was a renowned reporter who had covered countless conflicts over 30 years and wore a distinctive eye patch after she was wounded in Sri Lanka. She was voted Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the 2010 British Press Awards. Ochlik was a 28-year-old photographer represented by the IP3 agency, which he co-founded in Paris, who quit his studies aged 20 to report on Haiti and has since covered many of the recent upheavals in the Arab world.

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