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Photo Credit: Sheila Masson/Writer Pictures/Courtesy The Associated Press

MARIE  COLVIN

News Organization: THE SUNDAY TIMES

Died: 2012

Location: SYRIA

War: SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-

Colvin, an American journalist who reported for The Sunday Times of London, was killed when Syrian armed forces shelled the unofficial press center in Homs. Colvin had covered conflict in many countries, losing her left eye during Sri Lanka’s civil war. Accepting the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation in 2000, Colvin said, “What’s important is trying to bear witness. The pain of war is beyond telling.” French photographer Remi Ochlik was killed in the same attack.