3. The Rules of Conflict Reporting Are Changing

By Janine di Giovanni


Free Syrian Army fighters are filmed as they run toward the fence of the Menagh military airport, trying to avoid snipers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s countryside on January 6, 2013.

Source: Reuters/Mahmoud Hassano

On the icy-cold morning of February 22, 2011, Marie Colvin, a 58-year-old Irish-American reporter, was killed by the blast of a rocket in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, Syria.

Colvin had been awakened in the early morning by the thud of artillery. She was bending down, trying to retrieve her muddy boots so she could head to a ...

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