Mohamed al-Saeed

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Mohamed al-Saeed

December 12, 2017 4:13 PM ET

Mohamed al-Saeed, a presenter for Syrian state television, was kidnapped in Damascus, according to news reports. Al-Nusra Front, an armed Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda, claimed in a statement, to have beheaded al-Saeed on August 4, news reports said. No...

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Do news blackouts help journalists held captive?

February 26, 2013 11:44 AM ET

At any given time over the past two years, as wars raged in Libya and then Syria, and as other conflicts ground on in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, a number of journalists have been held captive by a...

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CPJ welcomes release of NBC's Engel

December 18, 2012 1:16 PM ET

New York, December 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of NBC correspondent Richard Engel and three crew members on Monday following five days of captivity in Syria....

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In Syria, wave of deadly attacks against journalists

August 14, 2012 4:47 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2012--A series of attacks against journalists in Syria over the past two weeks have included the killing of at least three journalists and the kidnapping of several others, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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