Syria / 2013

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Behind the numbers: Researching Syria's killed journalists

December 30, 2013 12:00 AM ET

This year, CPJ researchers confirmed that at least 29 journalists died while covering the Syrian conflict. How did we arrive at that number?...

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Arab journalists need training for civil unrest and wars

December 30, 2013 12:00 AM ET

In recent years, Arab journalists have been taking great risks to report important stories in a region where war and civil unrest remain an ever-present threat. Many are operating without proper equipment or safety training in how to recognize and mitigate the various risks they face. try{for(var lastpass_iter=0; lastpass_iter...

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Unprecedented response to kidnappings in Syria

December 11, 2013 9:01 AM ET

In an unprecedented step, more than a dozen international news organizations have signed a joint letter to the Syrian armed opposition about the "disturbing rise in the kidnapping of journalists" in Syria, which has led many outlets to reduce their coverage of the conflict out of safety concerns. The organizations...

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Training can help journalists survive captivity

November 6, 2013 2:30 PM ET

Two murdered journalists for the Africa service of Radio France Internationale, Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, might have had a chance. They were abducted on November 2 in Kidal in northern Mali, but the vehicle their captors were driving suddenly broke down, according to news reports....

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More hope in Syria as two more journalists freed

September 9, 2013 2:12 PM ET

Just two weeks ago, I wrote that the recent escapes of American Matthew Schrier and French-American Jonathan Alpeyrie after months of captivity should give hope to all missing journalists in Syria. We now have two more reasons for hope. Sunday, the Italian and Belgian governments announced that missing Italian...

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Escapees give hope in cases of journalists missing in Syria

August 28, 2013 1:05 PM ET

It has now been an entire year since Al-Hurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, and freelancer Austin Tice, of the United States, went missing in Syria. But the recent liberation of two freelance journalists held for months gives us some reason to hope....

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Animated journalist survival guide looks ahead

August 22, 2013 12:01 PM ET

A new English/Arabic online tool is available for citizen journalists who have no previous journalism experience or training but are reporting dangerous frontline stories. It uses animation--a novelty for such guides--and its arrival is timely....

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Attacks on Orient News illustrate Syria's many threats

July 30, 2013 6:35 PM ET

It is increasingly difficult to document violations against the press in Syria, let alone hold those responsible to account. It has always been hard to verify facts within the country. But now, the sheer number of violations and the expanding list of violators have become admittedly overwhelming. ...

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Do news blackouts help journalists held captive?

February 26, 2013 11:44 AM ET

At any given time over the past two years, as wars raged in Libya and then Syria, and as other conflicts ground on in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, a number of journalists have been held captive by a diverse array of forces, from militants and rebels to criminals...

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In Syria, the quandary of freelance news coverage

February 6, 2013 10:07 AM ET

Forces on all sides of the Syrian conflict that have tried to censor news coverage through violence have won a round. By sharply increasing the risk for reporters covering the civil war they have forced news organizations to think twice before sending their staff to the battlefields. In a...

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