Syria, the most dangerous place for journalists

Three-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising

New York, March 13, 2014–Syria ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Since the start of the bloody uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, at least 65 journalists have been killed, more than 80 have been abducted, and approximately 30 are still missing. According to CPJ’s most recent prison census, 12 journalists remain behind bars.

CPJ experts are available in New York for interviews in Arabic and English in the lead-up to and on the day of the anniversary.

WHAT: Three-year anniversary of Syrian uprising

WHEN: March 15, 2014

For the third anniversary of the uprising, CPJ has created an infographic, which highlights the number of journalists killed, imprisoned, and abducted in the war-torn country. The infographic can be shared and downloaded from CPJ’s new Tumblr page.


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Media contact:

Samantha Libby
Communications Associate
Committee to Protect Journalists
Tel. +1.212.300.9032
E-mail: [email protected]