DEVELOPING: The Red Cross says it has recovered the bodies of two journalists killed in Homs, Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.
Photo: A Turkish journalist holds portraits of American correspondent Marie Colvin (R) and French photographer Remi Ochlik during a demonstration against the killings of journalists in Syria, in front of the Syrian Embassy in Ankara, February 24, 2012. [REUTERS/Umit Bektas]
American journalist and one of the UK’s best-known war correspondents, Marie Colvin, and award-winning French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria, today.
“I want to report with great shock the sad news of the death of Marie Colvin in Syria today,” said John Witherow, editor of The Sunday Times, in a statement. “Marie was an extraordinary figure in the life of The Sunday Times, driven by a passion to cover wars in the belief that what she did mattered. She believed profoundly that reporting could curtail the excesses of brutal regimes and make the international community take notice.”