Lawrence Fahmy al-Naimi

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Al-Naimi, the head of live-streaming for the citizen news
organization Shaam News Network, was killed along
with two colleagues–Ammar Mohamed Suhail Zado, Shaam’s Homs director, and Ahmed
Adnan al-Ashlaq, a correspondent–while filming clashes between security forces
and armed rebels in Damascus. The journalists were in an apartment in the
Al-Midan neighborhood when their building was shelled by security forces,
according to a Shaam News Network representative who spoke on condition of

The representative said the network believes security forces
targeted the journalists. The representative told CPJ that the army had taken
away the bodies and had not returned them to their families in Homs.

The Damascus-based Shaam News
has posted thousands of videos documenting the unrest since the
uprising began in March 2011. Shaam’s footage has been used heavily by several
international news organizations including Al-Jazeera, BBC, and CNN.