Ahmad I (2018) Marie Colvin: Lindsey Hilsum's revealing biography of courageous war reporter is compelling stuff. The Conversation. 13.11.2018.
First paragraph: For Marie Colvin, it was Lebanon's War of the Camps that brought home the power of journalism. In April 1987 Burj al Barajneh, a Palestinian refugee camp, was besieged by Amal, a Shia militia backed by the Syrian regime.
Colvin and her photographer Tom Stoddart paid an Amal commander to briefly hold fire while they ran into the camp across no-man's land. The assault on the camp was relentless and women were forced to run a gauntlet of sniper fire to get food and water for their families.
Middle East; Syria; war reporting; Homs;