Two journalists killed in Syria

According to The New York Times, two reporters- one American and one French- were killed early Wednesday in Syria as loyalists to al-Assad pursued a deadly bombardment on Homs.

Marie Colvin was an American reporter who was working for the Sunday Times in London and Rémi Ochlik was a French photographer.

This event comes less than a week after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died while traveling back from reporting in Syria.

And they are not the only journalists who have died in Syria.

According to the article, “previous fatalities include a freelance cameraman, Ferzat Jarban, who was found dead in early November. Another freelance cameraman, Basil al-Sayed, died at the end of December. A French television reporter, Gilles Jacquier, died in January during a government-sponsored trip to Homs, and Mazhar Tayyara, a freelance reporter for Agence France-Presse, The Guardian and other publications, died in Homs in early February. ”

These deaths just exacerbate the reality of what is happening in Syria and shows more reason why al-Assad cannot remain in power. The international community has had enough. Al-Assad should not be able to determine the destiny of the Syrian people- a destiny that most often ends in death.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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