Marie Colvin, an American reporter hailed by many of her peers as the greatest war correspondent of her generation, was targeted and killed on February 22, 2012 by Syrian forces as she reported on the suffering of civilians in Homs, Syria. At the time of her death, Marie was reporting from the Baba Amr Media Center, a makeshift broadcast studio run by Syrian media activists in a secret facility located in a residential building. The rocket attack also killed acclaimed French photographer, Rémi Ochlik, and injured British photographer Paul Conroy, Syrian translator Wael al-Omar, and French journalist Edith Bouvier.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Marie reported from the frontlines of war zones around the world and was renowned for her bravery, her tenacity, her skill and her compassion. She received many awards and honors during her career, including the Courage in Journalism Award, the British Press Award and Foreign Press International’s Journalist of the Year Award. Marie believed passionately in the need to bear witness to the atrocities of war and to report on conflicts from the frontline. Her death sparked a massive outpouring of tributes by heads of state, colleagues, admirers and victims of war around the world, many of which are shared here. After her death, Stony Brook University established the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting [LINK: in her honor. Her family also established the Marie Colvin Memorial Fund, which donates funds in Marie's name to humanitarian aid, human rights, journalism and education. In July 2016, Marie’s sister Cat Colvin and her children filed a civil action against the Syrian government asserting they had obtained proof that the Syrian government had directly ordered Marie’s assassination. In July 2016, Marie’s sister, Cat Colvin and her children filed a civil action against the Syrian government asserting they had obtained proof that the Syrian government had directly ordered Marie’s assassination.

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“Under the Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment” Available at Amazon US