Syria Ordered to Pay $302.5 Million to Family of Marie Colvin

A federal court in Washington ordered Syria to pay Marie Colvin’s family $302.5 million. The ruling could help ease the way for war-crimes prosecutions.

Issued by the United States District Court in Washington, the decision awarded $302.5 million to relatives of the journalist, Marie Colvin. Of that sum, $300 million is punitive damages for what Judge Amy Berman Jackson, in her ruling, called “Syria’s longstanding policy of violence” that aimed “to intimidate journalists” and “suppress dissent.”

What made Marie Colvin one of the world’s greatest war reporters?

At the opening of A Private War a camera pulls out of a devastated landscape; the air is thick with dust and smoke, rubble covers the streets, buildings collapse – their windows are giant gaping holes. Over the war-torn scene of Homs in Syria, we hear jou

We speak to director Matthew Heineman about A Private War: his new film that pays tribute to the legendary journalist’s life. ‘If there was anything she was addicted to, it was the desire to tell these stories. I think if she felt no one else was going to do it, then she had to.’

‘Under the Wire’ Review: Portrait of a War Reporter

The emotional testimony of the war photographer Paul Conroy dominates this heated and harrowing account of Marie Colvin’s last weeks.

Piggybacking on the recent release of the based-on-real-life drama “A Private War,” “Under the Wire” — sewn together from on-the-spot footage and interviews with colleagues — drops us into conflict zones with disorienting immediacy. Our primary guide is Paul Conroy, the plain-spoken British photographer who partnered with Colvin and was severely injured in the 2012 rocket attack in Syria that killed her and another reporter outright.

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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

‘Nothing random about that attack’: Recounting the day war journalist Marie Colvin was killed

British war photographer Paul Conroy, who was was injured during the attack in Baba Amr, describes his experience working with Marie Colvin.

A civil lawsuit filed Saturday on behalf of Colvin’s family members alleges that Syrian forces tracked and killed Colvin to silence opposition voices against the regime, targeting her position in the opposition-held city of Homs by intercepting her broadcasts.

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The journalistic community is marking the anniversary of Colvin and Ochlik’s deaths with “A Day Without News?” — a campaign to raise awareness of the hostile and dangerous conditions that many reporters and photographers work under around the world, posing the question of what the world would be like if the risks became too great for anyone to try to uncover the truth and to live to bear witness to it

Did Syria's army use sat-phone surveillance to hunt down and kill journalists?

Jillian York and Trevor Timm, writing for the EFF, explore the possibility that the Syrian government used satellite phone surveillance to pinpoint the locations of journalist Marie Colvin of the S…

The Telegraph quoted Jean-Pierre Perrin, a journalist for the Paris-based Liberation newspaper who was with Colvin in Homs last week as saying: “The Syrian army issued orders to 'kill any journalist that set foot on Syrian soil'”

Were Journalists in Homs Targeted for Bombing? | PDNPulse

Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working, The Telegraph newspaper reports.

Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working

Photographer Remi Ochlik Killed in Homs, Syria | PDNPulse

Freelance photographer Remi Ochlik was killed today in the besieged city of Homs, Syria, according to several news organizations. Reporter Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed in the same attack. An aid worker told Reuters the journalists

Reporter Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed in the same attack