Syria: Injured French Journalist Edith Bouvier Makes YouTube Appeal For Aid (VIDEO)
French journalist Edith Bouvier has made an appeal for help on YouTube after being injured in the same attack that killed journalist Marie Colcin and Remi Ochlik in Syria on Wednesday.
Three journalists remain trapped in the Baba Amr district. Bouvier, who has broken her femur in several places, praised the doctors who had treated her so far, but made a plea for a ceasefire.
"I have a broken leg, a femoral fracture the length of the bone, and a horizontal break too” she tells the camera, reports The Telegraph.
She makes a plea for a medically equipped vehicle, or at least some form of transport to help her reach the Lebanese border and be treated.
“I need to be operated on as soon as possible” she says, lying propped up on a couch, a blanket laid over her.
In Bouvier's appeal, photo journalist William Daniels praises his colleague, saying that she still manages to smile, despite her pain.
He asks the French authorities to help them as soon as possible. He reports that there is little food and no electricity, and that they need to leave the city urgently, reports the BBC.
The video was broadcast by opposition activists, as part of a continual stream of media coming out of the troubled country.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the journalists in Baba Amr had been targeted deliberately. He demanded Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad leave power.
"This regime must go," he said.
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Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy filmed a separate video from inside Syria, confirming the date as 23 February, and begins the video with the statement:
"I was wounded in a rocket attack yesterday - three large wounds to my leg. My colleague Marie Colvin was also killed in the same attack."
He tells the camera that he is being looked after by Free Syrian Army medical staff, and speaks to reassure "family and friends in Endland" that despite wounding his leg he was "absolutely OK."
He also makes clear he is a "guest" and is not captured.
The Foreign Office has said negotiations are still underway to help Conroy leave the country, despite earlier reports suggesting that the the Sunday Times cameraman had left Syria.
Negotiations for a ceasefire and how to get humanitarian aid into the country are expected to begin at an international conference in Tunis tomorrow.
The 'Friends of Syria' gathering will see representatives from 70 nations, including the UK, France and United States discuss the current situation in Homs and how to get medical supplies in the country, Reuters reports.
The killing of Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin in the shelling of Homs was "yet another evil act by the Syrian government", Prime Minister David Cameron said.
He blamed the death of the "absolute giant" of a journalist directly on the regime of president Bashar Assad as he upped the pressure for concerted international action.
However it is not just journalists in need of aid. Families remain trapped in their homes, desperate for food and humanitarian aid, as the attacks on Homs continues. Sky News reports that many are trying to melt snow from the surrounding landscape, just to get enough water.
Bombarded by regime shelling for almost three weeks now, they too are in need of urgent medical attention.