Marie Colvin: In The Land Of The Blind

Marie Colvin, who lost an eye in Sri Lanka after a shrapnel wound. Image: Reuters/Daylife. 

Marie Colvin, Sunday Times journalist and the only reporter from a British newspaper in Homs, Syria, has been killed in a rocket attack. She and her photographer, Remi Ochlik, who also died, were in a house that came under shell fire and died when trying to flee.

Whatever your view on media outlets being ’embedded’ in conflict zones, this is truly terrible news for anyone who appreciates a desire to tell the truth about a situation regardless of personal danger, and truly great journalism.

RIP, Marie. May we continue to be inspired.