RIP Marie Colvin

By: Kiki Keane

This should have been written and posted hours ago, but the words just wouldn’t come. They still won’t.

Yesterday, February 22, 2012, the world lost a great reporter and a brave woman. Marie Colvin died during the shelling of the opposition strongholds in Homs by the regime. Colvin was a veteran foreign correspondent. She wrote for The Sunday Times for the last two decades.

I was devastated to hear about Colvin’s death. As silly as it sounds, she was one of my heroes. I have wanted to be a foreign correspondent–to cover war and injustice–for more than a decade. I never thought it was something I could actually do. There just aren’t a lot of female war correspondents out their. But when I came across Colvin in a documentary on female Journalists on the frontlines, I not only knew that it was possible, but that it is something I HAVE to do. Colvin was an inspiration to all the woman out their who do this job and to all those who want to.

Here are some links about Colvin and the attack that killed her: NBC Nightly News by Richard Engel  and Newsday

 

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