“Our mission is to speak the truth to power. We send home that first rough draft of history. We can and do make a difference in exposing the horrors of war and especially the atrocities that befall civilians.”
Read More: Marie Colvin in a Speech at St Bride’s (November 2010)
Just read about #mariecolvin and am thinking: damn. There was a mighty amazing woman. She inspires me to push harder and climb higher.
Twitter 14/03/12: Jacqueline Moon @jaxmoon75
Packed house at London’s FrontLine Club tonight for Marie Colvin tribute evening – valiant, much-loved woman who gave her life for truth x
Twitter 14/03/12: Anthony Holden @AntHolden
Mrs Colvin added: ‘The reason I’ve been talking to all you guys is that I don’t want my daughter’s legacy to be “no comment’ … because she wasn’t a “no comment” person.
‘Her legacy is: Be passionate and be involved in what you believe in. And do it as thoroughly and honestly and fearlessly as you can.’
In all my years as a war photographer I have never seen such systematic slaughter as I personally witnessed in the very small neighbourhood that is Babr Amr. Men, women and, most abhorrently, children have been massacred in their hundreds if not thousands.
Read more: (20/03/12 – Stop Assad’s Massacre Paul Conroy on the situation in Homs, Syria, that killed his colleague Marie Colvin and the photographer Remi Ochlik)
Your loss is our loss. It is true you have lost a dear daughter but you have gained over 22 million Syrians. We feel exactly how you feel. We will never forget what they did to her.
Read more: (23/03/12 Belal Dalati to Marie Colvin’s mother – Marie Colvin’s Death Inspires Freedom Fighters Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot)
Very moving memorial service to #Marie Colvin at St Peter’s Hammersmith. Great turn out of Mideast hacks. Terrific eulogy by Alan Jenkins.
Twitter 27/03/12: richard beeston @timesforeigned
Touching tribute to Marie Colvin in H/smith this pm – friends, family, wine-stained party, just as she wd have wished. Valiant for truth x
Twitter 27/03/12: Anthony Holden @AntHolden
My profession as a war correspondent – there does not seem to be any chance of unemployment.
Marie Colvin in a speech accepting the “IWMF Courage in Journalism Award” in 2000
“The bravest of the brave was also the kindest of the kind.”
Lyse Doucet at Marie Colvin’s Memorial Service in St. Martin-in-the-Fields on 17/05/12.