death of journalists in Syria

The deaths of “two prominent Western journalists” Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik is likely to be front-page news tomorrow. It’s at times like these when it seems strange to group these people who go out to report in war zones in the same career as other journalists who work in areas like celebrity gossip.

It is also a bit sad that in these situations it takes the deaths of journalists, not locals, to make us think that events like the ongoing Syrian civil war (I am not sure if this use of the term is metaphoric or factual anymore) really are bad and really do deserve our attention.

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