“A U.S. and a French journalist were killed in the central Syrian city of Homs today, the 19th day of intense shelling by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad bent on quashing a growing opposition.
The deaths of American Marie Colvin and Frechman Remi Ochlik were confirmed by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe. They come less than a week after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in northern Syria from an apparent asthma attack and a day after well-known Syrian opposition Rami al-Sayed journalist died in Homs.”
- ABC News.
This is just days after the death of Anthony Shadid, another journalist who died in Syria. Many journalists have lost their lives in the field, and the situation currently in Syria has claimed multiple victims. I have the utmost respect for the brave reporters who keep insisting on going into these war-torn and dangerous places. They do it to uncover the truth, to show the world what is occurring, to bring light where no light is shed. Journalists many times are under appreciated and criticized by the public, but let me tell you, no casual blogger or “tweeter” can make up for the investigative work that these reporters do. I hope to one day serve the same essential duty that journalists uphold and wish the ones currently on the job a safe journey.