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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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Syrian journalist attacked covering arrival of Ghouta evacuees in Hama

April 6, 2018 10:01 AM ET

Two members of the Turkish-funded militant group Ahrar al-Sham on March 31, 2018, attacked Syrian photographer and cameraperson Mohammed Hussein Obeid, also known as Abu Fahd al-Shami, while he was covering the arrival of refugee convoys from eastern Ghouta to the northwestern Hama province, according to the Syrian Journalists...

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Landmine kills Syrian photographer in northwestern Syria

March 20, 2018 2:09 PM ET

Beirut, March 20, 2018--Kamel abu al-Walid, a photographer for the Turkish-backed pro-opposition Jarabulus Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a March 19 landmine explosion in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, according to his employer, the Syrian Journalist Association, and the Syrian Network for Human Rights....

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Airstrike kills Syrian photographer in eastern Ghouta

March 14, 2018 4:18 PM ET

Beirut, March 14, 2018--Bashar al-Attar, a photographer for the pro-opposition Arbin Unified Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a March 12 airstrike in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area of Syria, outside of Damascus, according to his employer and the Syrian Journalists Association....

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Syrian journalist assaulted by gunmen in northwestern Syria

March 7, 2018 3:46 PM ET

Eight unidentified gunmen on March 1, 2018, assaulted Mohamed Abdulqader Sbeh, a reporter for the independent news website Madar Today, in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, according to the Syrian Journalist Association and the journalist's employer....

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Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in eastern Ghouta

February 23, 2018 11:54 AM ET

Beirut, February 23, 2018--Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin, a reporter for the pro-opposition Hammouriyeh Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a February 20 airstrike in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, according to his employer and the Syrian Journalists Association....

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