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Fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are seen on the border between Hama and Idlib provinces, in Syria, on July 11, 2019. Militants from the group recently abducted journalist Ahmed Rahal in Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)

Syrian reporter Ahmed Rahal abducted by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Idlib

Beirut, September 12, 2019 — The militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham should immediately release Syrian reporter Ahmed Rahal and stop detaining journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A damaged building is seen in Idlib, Syria, on June 14, 2019. Photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir was recently killed in an airstrike in Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)

Syrian photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir killed in suspected regime missile strike

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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A Syrian opposition fighter stands at a checkpoint in Idlib province on October 13, 2018. A journalist was recently injured in Idlib while covering a government shelling campaign there. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP)

Syrian journalist injured in shelling in Idlib province

Ahmed al-Khatib, a reporter for the pro-opposition Edlib Media Center, was injured by shrapnel in Idlib province while covering a town’s shelling by the Syrian army on February 9, 2019, according to his employer, news reports, the local press freedom group Syrian Journalists’ Association, and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ.

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People internally displaced from Deraa province at a temporary camp in the Aleppo province in Syria on July 23, 2018. Civilians including at least 60 journalists fled the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra for northern Syria to escape advancing government-aligned forces. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in western Aleppo province

Beirut, August 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian cameraperson and photojournalist Ahmed Azize and urged all parties in the ongoing Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists.

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A convoy carrying displaced Syrians arrives at a checkpoint in the western countryside of Idlib province on June 1, 2018. A Syrian militia detained a reporter in western Idlib on June 24. (AFP/George Ourfalian)

Syrian militia detains reporter in western Idlib

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 Bedama, between the villages of Ayn…

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Syrian Army soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad forces are seen in Idlib, Syria on January 21, 2018. Territory in and around Idlib has frequently changed hands in the past weeks and months of the conflict. (Reuters/SANA handout)

Syrian journalist assaulted by gunmen in northwestern Syria

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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A picture taken on February 9, 2018 in the countryside of Idlib, where Syrian government forces are conducting a major offensive. (AFP/Stringer)

Airstrike injures Syrian media activist in northwestern Syria

Walid al-Rashed, a media activist for the Syrian pro-opposition Ma’arra Media Center, was seriously injured during an airstrike on February 7, 2018, in the northwestern Syrian city of Ma’arra al-Numan, 21 miles south of Idlib, according to news reports, the Syrian Journalists Association, and his employer.

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Supporting journalists at risk: Syrian reporter Zakwan Hadid

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 of financial and non-financial assistance. In this edition, CPJ looks at Zakwan Hadid, a 29-year-old…

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Polish journalist abducted in Syria

New York, July 25, 2013–A Polish freelance journalist was believed to have been abducted in northwest Syria on Wednesday, according to news reports citing local activists.

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An undated photo of Olivier Voisin. (AFP)

French photographer killed in Syria’s Idlib province

New York, February 25, 2013–A French freelance photographer died in a Turkish hospital on Sunday from shrapnel wounds he received while covering the unrest in Syria’s Idlib province three days earlier, according to news reports. Olivier Voisin, 38, had contributed work to several local and international publications, including Le Monde, The Guardian, and Agence France-Presse.…

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