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Militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham detains Syrian reporter Jumaa Haj Hamdou in Aleppo

August 1, 2019 12:53 PM ET

In the afternoon of July 24, 2019, at least 10 members of the Al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham detained Jumaa Haj Hamdou, a reporter for the Syrian pro-civil rights opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl, at his home in Abian, a village in western Aleppo governorate under control of the...

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Syrian journalist Alaa Nayef al-Khader al-Khalidi died under state torture, official tells family

July 22, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Beirut, July 22, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Syrian authorities to immediately account for all journalists who they have arrested during the years-long civil war, including those who have died in state custody. Most recently, the family of Alaa Nayef al-Khader al-Khalidi say they...

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Syrian security forces arrest pro-Assad reporter Rabea Kalawandi

July 10, 2019 3:55 PM ET

Beirut, July 10, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Syrian journalist Rabea Kalawandi, a reporter for Iranian state-run broadcaster Al-Alam TV, and called on Syrian authorities to reveal the reason for his arrest or release him immediately....

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group detains Syrian journalist Maan Bakour in Idlib

June 26, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Beirut, June 26, 2019 -- The militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham should immediately release Syrian journalist Maan Bakour, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syrian photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir killed in suspected regime missile strike

June 21, 2019 8:55 AM ET

Beirut, June 21, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir and urged all the parties to the ongoing Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists....

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Kurdish security forces detain reporter Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir in northern Syria

June 6, 2019 1:28 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2019 -- Kurdish security forces in the northern Syrian city of al-Hasakah should immediately release journalist Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists injured, fired upon while covering clashes in northern Syria

May 29, 2019 11:25 AM ET

Beirut, May 29, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Syrian authorities to respect the civilian status of journalists covering airstrikes and clashes in the northwestern part of the country....

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'We face a different danger,' war photographer Paul Conroy says

May 22, 2019 3:47 PM ET

In a Q&A with CPJ, British war photographer Paul Conroy discusses his last assignment with Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin in Syria, in 2012, and the dangers for photojournalists, especially when covering conflict....

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On International Women's Day, CPJ highlights jailed female journalists

March 7, 2019 6:15 PM ET

On International Women's Day, CPJ has highlighted the cases of female journalists jailed around the world in retaliation for their work. At least 33 of the 251 journalists in jail at the time of CPJ's prison census are women. At least one of those--Turkish reporter and artist Zehra Dogan--was...

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Italian photojournalist severely injured covering clashes in eastern Syria

February 13, 2019 12:24 PM ET

Gabriele Micalizzi, an Italian freelance photojournalist, was severely injured by shrapnel while covering clashes between the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State militant group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz on February 11, 2019, according to news reports, the pro-opposition Rojava Information Center, and CNN photographer...

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