Wednesday, 25 September 2013
From Syria, On Spec: Wary of Staff in Harm’s
Way, Editors Leave War Coverage to $70
Not a great way to honour her memory.
'After Ms. Colvin, a correspondent for The Sunday Times, was killed, the British newspaper decided not to take any more freelance work from the war-torn country.
“In the light of what happened to Marie Colvin, we have decided we do not want to commission any journalists to cover the situation in Syria,” Policy Deputy Foreign Editor Graham Paterson said at the time. “And we take the same view regarding freelancers speccing in material, even if they have returned home safely.” '