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Tariq Saeed Balsha

September 18, 2019 10:43 PM ET

Balsha, a freelance cameraman, was arrested in the coastal city of Latakia three days after he covered government troops opening fire on Al-Raml Palestinian refugee camp, according to local press freedom groups. Balsha's footage of demonstrations and authorities' efforts to...

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Ibrahim al-Munjar

May 31, 2018 1:33 PM ET

Ibrahim al-Munjar, a correspondent for the Syrian news website Sy24, was shot and killed in the city of Saida in the southern Syrian province of Daraa on the morning of May 17, 2018, according to his employer, news reports, and...

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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,...

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Fares Maamou

December 12, 2017 4:25 PM ET

Maamou, a contributor to the Damascus-based Shaam News Network, was arrested in Homs, according to accounts from local activists and press freedom groups. Maamou had been covering events in the Homs neighborhoods of Deir Baalba and al-Rabee al-Arabi for the...

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

As of December 1, 2016 Analysis: Turkey's crackdown leads to record high | CPJ Methodology | Blog: Imprisoned in Panama | Blog: Weighing China cases | Video: Turkey: A Prison For Journalists | Video: Prison Census 2016...

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Mustafa Abdul Hassa

July 19, 2016 12:00 PM ET

Mustafa Abdul Hassa, a 28-year old former correspondent for Shaam News Network, was executed by Islamic State militants, his former employer confirmed to the Committee to Protect Journalists, following the release of a video showing his murder. The video also...

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2015 prison census: 199 journalists jailed worldwide

December 14, 2015 7:59 PM ET

As of December 1, 2015 Analysis: China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists Blog: None jailed in Americas | Blog: Q&A with Vietnam's Ta Phong Tan...

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Humam Najjar (Abu Yazan al-Halabi)

April 16, 2015 10:53 AM ET

Najjar, a TV presenter and online reporter, died on April 16, nine days after he was injured in a car bomb that detonated at the headquarters of several local rebel groups in the town of Marea, press freedom group...

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Supporting journalists at risk: Syrian reporter Zakwan Hadid

February 25, 2015 4:12 PM ET

In its new series, "Supporting journalists at risk," CPJ profiles journalists who have been in dire situations as a result of persecution for their work. CPJ's Journalist Assistance program has helped these journalists, and hundreds of others, through a combination...

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In Syria, fewer journalist deaths but danger has never been greater

December 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

For the third year in a row, Syria ranks as the deadliest country in the world for the press, research by the Committee to Protect Journalists shows. At first glance, the research offers good news: less journalists were killed,...

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