First they came for the journalists... - the protections offered by international law
News of the death of Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin, as well as reports that the journalists may have been deliberately targeted by Syrian government forces, are a reminder that journalists are offered too little protection by international law...
News of the deaths of Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik and the serious injuries of photographer Paul Conroy and Edith Bouvier, a freelance journalist reporting for Le Figaro, from a mortar shell that hit the building in Homs, Syria that they were using as makeshift media centre, has saddened and shocked reporters and readers.
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