- Veteran Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin
- French photographer Remi Ochlik
- several journalists including a video blogger, Rami al-Sayed
From The Guardian:
Ms. Colvin's last report:
"I think the reports of my survival may be exaggerated," she wrote. "In Baba Amr. Sickening, cannot understand how the world can stand by and I should be hardened by now. Watched a baby die today. Shrapnel, doctors could do nothing. His little tummy just heaved and heaved until he stopped. Feeling helpless. As well as cold! Will keep trying to get out the information."
Sayed's last posting:
On Tuesday night, Sayed also lodged a final missive. "Baba Amr is being exterminated. Do not tell me our hearts are with you because I know that. We need campaigns everywhere across the world and inside the country. People should protest in front of embassies and everywhere. Because in hours, there will be no more Baba Amr. And I expect this message to be my last."
I had seen Sayed on a couple of national tv news shows. He was trying to save his country and his people from being destroyed by a dictator intent on retaining power at all costs.
He was a true citizen journalist and an example of how speaking out can inform and create change.