Colvin and Timor

You probably heard that hardcore badass journalist Marie Colvin died recently while covering the siege of Homs in Syria.

Colvin lost her left eye to an RPG in 2001 while covering the Sri Lankan Civil War.

But here’s the bit I only learned about today. I’ll quote a press release from the office of East Timor’s Prime Minister:

“Marie Colvin holds a special place in the hearts of the Timorese people. In 1999 she was one of three journalists, all women, who refused to leave a UN compound holding 1,500 Timorese women and children after it came under attack by militias. All of their lives were in grave danger. Her reporting in through newsprint and global television helped to avert a tragic massacre and after four tense days the group were evacuated to safety. This act of courage and solidarity has never been forgotten.”

Whenever someone starts telling me about how beautiful Megan Fox or Kristin Stewart is, I laugh and say: No. Marie Colvin is beautiful.

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Today I’m listening to: Wiley!

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