Orient News

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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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Fourth journalist killed in Syria in three days

December 11, 2014 1:06 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2014--A correspondent working for Al-Jazeera's Arabic website, Aljazeera.net, was killed Wednesday night while covering clashes between rebel and government forces in Syria's Daraa province, the outlet reported today. Mahran al-Deeri is the fourth journalist to die...

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Three Orient News journalists killed in Syria

December 9, 2014 4:13 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2014--Three journalists from the Syrian opposition TV station Orient News were killed on Monday while headed to cover the aftermath of clashes in the village of Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa Province, according to their station and...

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James Foley's killers pose many threats to local, international journalists

August 20, 2014 7:38 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is extremely concerned for all journalists, most of them Syrians, still held captive by the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State, which has repeatedly kidnapped, killed, and threatened journalists in the...

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Attacks on Orient News illustrate Syria's many threats

July 30, 2013 6:35 PM ET

It is increasingly difficult to document violations against the press in Syria, let alone hold those responsible to account. It has always been hard to verify facts within the country. But now, the sheer number of violations and the...

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