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In Extremis

The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin

by Lindsey Hilsum

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In Extremis by Lindsey Hilsum
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    Nov 2018, 400 pages
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Journalists on the Front Lines

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Hundreds of journalists and photographers have been killed in the line of duty, including Marie Colvin whose life story is told in In Extremis. The international Committee to Protect Journalists has been tallying data since 1992. As of 2018, more than 1300 journalists have died while reporting on the job with more than 600 additional media workers killed (often near their homes or their offices) most likely as a result of their work. Sometimes motives for murder are murky, and the cases are never resolved. This is a global situation, where journalists working to develop their stories often encounter forces beyond their control. Here are a few who risked everything to bring stories to the world's attention. This is a small sample of so many including, most recently (October 2018), Saudi exile Jamal Khashoggi - who wrote for the Washington Post - who was killed under mysterious circumstances still under investigation.

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