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Feb 23, 2012

Journos killed in Syria ... BBC remixed ... digitial Hun ...

In today's Media Briefs: the BBC remixed ... Front Page of the Day ... Marie Colvin's killing piles pressure on Assad as civilian death toll rises ... Remembering Rémi Ochlik and more ...

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The BBC remixed. Need a welcoming distraction from the Labor leadership spill? Here’s a clever cut of the BBC News:

Front page of the day. The Times pays tribute to its Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin who was killed in Syria:

Colvin’s killing piles pressure on Assad

“The deaths of veteran Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik, and the rising toll of civilian dead in Syria, have prompted renewed calls for an end to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.” — The Guardian

Remembering Rémi Ochlik

“A slide show of the work of Rémi Ochlik, the French photojournalist who was killed on Feb. 22, 2012, by Syrian government shelling in the opposition stronghold city of Homs. Ochlik, who was 28 years old, had already distinguished himself as one of the best conflict photographers of his generation.” — Foreign Policy

APN sells half of outdoor division to private equity

“APN has sold 50% of its out of home operation APN Outdoor to Quadrant Private Equity in a deal which sees the unit valued at $292m and APN bank $190m.” — mUmBRELLA

Herald Sun launches digital subscriptions next month

The Herald Sun will launch digital subscriptions next month, offering readers a two-month free trial to its website.” — Herald Sun

Young Libyan finds a voice in covering revolution

“Malik Muhammad al-Mabrouk sat two weeks ago in a darkened corner of the Uzu Hotel cafe lounge, preparing to interview a former opposition leader who recently returned to Libya after 30 years in exile. Nothing unusual for a working journalist, except that his deadline was also his bedtime: Malik is 14 years old.” — The New York Times

The Pope takes to Twitter to save Lent

“Pope Benedict XVI is bringing a segment of his daily papal message to Twitter, beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, according to a Vatican Radio blog post.” — Mashable

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