Journalists killed and injured in Homs

Journalists killed and injured in Homs
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 Written by Rory Peck Trust

Veteran Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin and freelance photographer Rémi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria, on February 22nd when a building being used as a makeshift press centre was shelled. Syrian citizen journalist Rami Ahmed Alsayeed, who has been providing live feeds to BBC and Aljazeera in recent weeks, was also killed.

Marie's colleague, freelance photographer Paul Conroy was injured. He was smuggled out of Homs five days after the attack.

French freelancers, photographer, William Daniels and journalist Edith Bouvier - whose leg was badly broken in the explosion - were finally evacuated out of Homs to Beirut on 2nd March.

Video Appeal by Edith Bouvier

31-year old print and radio journalist, Edith Bouvier, is an experienced international correspondent. In the past year, she has covered the tsunami in Japan, the famine in the Horn of Africa, and the Arab Spring. While in Syria, she was on assignment for newspaper Le Figaro, but she also worked regularly for Radio France, as well as French daily Liberation, and Belgian papers Le Temps and Le Soir.

Paul Conroy is a seasoned freelance photographer, cameraman and editor. He has extensive experience working in hostile environments including the Congo, Uganda and Libya. He worked with Marie Colvin previously in Libya. Their work there was shortlisted for several prestigious awards including the 2011 Prix Bayeux" TV report. He has also worked for the BBC and Channel 4. He has suffered a leg injury in the Homs attack.

William Daniels is a freelance photojournalist, with a special interest in social and humanitarian issues. He is based in Paris, but has worked extensively across the world – his first assignment was to photograph street children in the Philippines. He has received several awards for his work, and has widely published in a range of international publications, including Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel,The Independent, Days Japan and many others. He was working in Syria with Edith Bouvier for Le Figaro

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