Here’s an interesting blog post from a student of mine regarding the death of journalist Marie Colvin in the embattled Syrian city of Homs.

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Marie Colvin a well-known war reporter who has sported an eye patch since she was wounded in 2001 while reporting in Sri Lanka, was killed the other day during the siege of Homs. Bashar al-Assad a dictator in Syria has been struggling to put down a revolt that has been ongoing for some time. The government is currently not allowing reporters into Syria; this is most likely a ploy to cover up war crimes. Currently the UN is not involved in the Syrian conflict due to China and Russia both voting no against intervention in Syria. Bashar al-Assad’s regime was believed to have targeted the building where Marie Colvin was staying to disrupt or kill journalists who use satellite phones to communicate with their news affiliates. The regime was believed to have tracked the use of satellite phones to try and pinpoint journalists. Citizens are looking to overthrow Bashar al-Assad and the…

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