Wednesday, February 22, 2012

And her voice is silenced.......

"I know it's impossible to stay safe but please try" were the last words Anderson Cooper said to Marie Colvin in their phone conversation, aired on AC360 Tuesday night. Sadly Cooper was correct, it was impossible to stay safe in Syria, Colvin died just a few hours later.
Our hearts go out to her family and her colleagues. May her death and the death of so many others in Syria not be in vain.

We take our title for this post from a tribute to Marie written by colleague Bill Neely at ITV News. He concluded his thoughts with,

"On Monday I sent her a message; “Bravo Marie. Keep your head down.” This morning I looked at the video of her body in a house in Homs. Her head down. Her voice silenced.

And we are all the poorer for that. Bless you Marie."

AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast


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Nebraska Fan said...

I couldn't believe it when I heard the news this morning. I can't imagine how Anderson must be feeling. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Such sad news. She was an amazing lady and died telling the stories we need to hear.

Marie was an amazing reporter. I remember her reports from Libya last fall. We must not forget that her photographer was killed, too and two other journalist injured, as well as the hundreds/thousands losing their lives in Syria; the reason they were there....

aries moon said...

So sorry to hear of Marie Colvin's death, her bravery and reporting from the danger zones will be missed. Although it is well known how dangerous it is for citizens/journalists, I was still stunned to hear this sad news. I hope all the other reporters in Syria such as Arwa Damon can somehow remain safe in this extremely dangerous situation.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting Anderson's last interview with Marie in your lovely tribute. It is an unbelievable loss for a world that needs people to shine a bright light on injustice.

Anonymous said...

Very sad news for Marie Colvin's family and the families of the other journalists and photographer. The government forces were apparently targeting their building because they were the eyes and ears of the world and they won't walk away from reporting the horror that is present-day Syria.

Saying a extra prayer for Arwa Damon and all the others brave enough to stay in Syria.