SHE-LOGY: Celebrating fearless female war correspondents.
MARIE COLVIN (1956-2012).
- War reporter, who lost her eye covering Sri Lanka civil war in 2001, and killed by Syrian government while covering the 2012 siege of Homs in Syria.
- Foreign Press Association’s Journalist of the Year andInternational Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism in 2000; British Press Awards’ Foreign Reporter of the Year (2001, 2010)
- “Our mission is to report these horrors of war with accuracy and without prejudice.”, from her speech on the importance of war reporting she gave at St Bride’s church, London on November 2010.
- First female war correspondent. Considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century.
- She reported virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career — Spanish Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, Six Day War in the Middle East.
- The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism is named after her. The award will be for the kind of reporting that distinguished Martha: in her own words “the view from the ground”.
- 2008. Warner won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the turmoil in Pakistan and the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting from Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy for her overseas reporting
- 1990. Her diplomatic coverage for Newsweek during the Gulf War made her runner-up for the National Press Club’s 1990 Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Reporting.
- She also shared, with a Newsweek team, the prestigious George Polk Award for coverage of terrorism, and the Best Reporting Award from the Overseas Press Club.
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