February 23, 2012
The deaths of two Western journalists in Syria Wednesday highlight the increasing danger journalists covering conflicts overseas now face, says CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan.
She was brutally attacked herself while covering the revolution in Egypt.
Veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, an American who was working for The Sunday Times of Britain, and award-winning French photojournalist Remi Ochlik died Wednesday in the Syrian government’s bombardment of the city of Homs.
Speaking from Irvine, Calif. Wednesday, Logan told the co-hosts of “CBS This Morning” that, “You couldn’t be part of the foreign media world and travel to these places and not know who Marie Colvin was. She was a legend in her own right. And a pioneer in many ways because, as a woman, she started to do this work a long, long time ago, when it was even more of a man’s world than it still is today in some ways.”