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Marie Colvin – a sketchy timeline

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Veteran foreign correspondent Marie Colvin has been reported killed today in Syria, alongside French photographer Remi Ochlik. Biographical details online are scant – but here’s a sketchy timeline (UPDATE: Wikipedia caught up with her today, but I’m updating here anyway).

1956/57* – born in Oyster Bay, New York

1974 – graduates from Oyster Bay High School in New York

Studies at Yale University

Crime reporter for the United Press Agency in New York

1984 – becomes Paris bureau chief for United Press International

1985 – joins The Sunday Times

1986 – becomes Middle East correspondent

1995 – becomes Foreign Affairs correspondent

December 1999 – covers Chechnya conflict in the Russian republic. Alongside a group of Chechen rebels, she was “repeatedly attacked by Russian jet fighters”

October* 2000 – receives “Courage in Journalism” award from the International Women’s Media Foundation for behind the lines reporting in Kosova and Chechnya

March 2001 – wins “Foreign Reporter of the Year” in British Press Awards for her coverage of the conflict in Yugoslavia

17 April 2001 – ambushed by government forces in Sri Lanka. Shrapnel injuries result in the loss of her left eye

23 March 2010 – wins “Foreign Reporter of the Year” for the second time

22 February 2012 – reported killed in Homs, Syria in an artillery attack


New York Daily News

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