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Syrian reporter killed in clashes in Quneitra province

July 18, 2018 2:34 PM ET

New York, July 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of reporter Mustafa Salamah in Syria and urged all parties in the country's ongoing conflict to allow journalists to work freely and safely. Salamah, who worked for the pro-Bashar al-Assad government satellite channel Sama TV, died...

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Palestinian photojournalist jailed in 2015 dies in Syrian government custody

July 16, 2018 6:17 PM ET

Beirut, July 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Syrian authorities to conduct an immediate and transparent investigation into the death of Niraz Saeed, a Palestinian-Syrian photojournalist who died in state custody. The news of his death comes as dozens of journalists trapped in southwest Syria have...

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At least 70 Syrian journalists trapped in southwestern Syria

July 10, 2018 5:40 PM ET

Beirut, July 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about dozens of Syrian journalists and media workers trapped in the southwestern Syrian provinces of Daraa and Quneitra....

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Syrian militia detains reporter in western Idlib

July 5, 2018 4:55 PM ET

Members of the militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on June 24, 2018, detained Syrian journalist Mohammed Fadl al-Janoudi (also known as Mohammad al-Shami), a correspondent for the pro-opposition Qasioun News Agency in western Idlib and northern Lattakia, at his home in a displaced persons camp in the town of...

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Free Syrian Army group detains 3 journalists in northern Syria

July 5, 2018 3:22 PM ET

Members of the Northern Brigade of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on June 22, 2018, detained Kaniwar Khalef and Essam al-Abbas, camerapersons for the Dubai-based news agency Arab 24, and Hassan Khalef, their camera assistant, in northeastern Syria near the village of Chath, according to the Syrian Journalists...

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Two Syrian journalists detained, assaulted northwest of Aleppo

May 25, 2018 2:06 PM ET

Members of the General Public Security, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) security force, on May 15, 2018, assaulted and detained Wael Adel and Omar Hafez, a correspondent and cameraperson, respectively, for the Turkey-based, pro-opposition Syria TV, according to their employer, news reports, the Syrian Journalists Association, and the regional...

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Unknown gunmen kill Syrian journalist in eastern Daraa

May 18, 2018 4:35 PM ET

Beirut, May 18, 2018--Two unknown gunmen killed Ibrahim al-Munjar, a correspondent for the Syrian news website Sy24 in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. Al-Munjar was killed in the city of Saida on May 17, according to his employer, news reports, and the Syrian Journalists Association....

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Syrian militia detains photographer in western Idlib

May 9, 2018 6:24 PM ET

The Syrian militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham detained Ahmad al-Akhras, a photographer for the pro-opposition Syrian news website Sy24 and correspondent for the opposition-affiliated Syrian Revolutionary Media Office in Idlib, on April 28, 2018, near the northwestern Syrian city of Darkush, according to news reports, the regional press freedom...

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Three Russian journalists injured by gunfire in eastern Ghouta, Syria

April 13, 2018 6:13 PM ET

Three journalists were injured when a bus carrying Russian media came under fire from unknown assailants in the Syrian city of Douma, 16 kilometers (10 miles) away from Damascus, in the eastern Ghouta region on April 11, 2018, according to news reports and the journalists' employers....

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A small thing you can do to help #FreeAustinTice

April 6, 2018 10:15 AM ET

In August 2012, freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while reporting in Syria. A brief video made public a few weeks later showed Tice as a captive. He has not been heard from since....

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