Osama al-Habaly

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than...

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Osama al-Habaly

December 12, 2017 4:26 PM ET

Osama al-Habaly, a Syrian freelance photojournalist and camera operator, died while in custody of Syrian authorities. Charif Kiwan, a former coworker of al-Habaly’s, told CPJ in 2018 that the journalist’s relatives were told that the journalist was listed as “deceased”...

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Family of journalist jailed in Syria await news, four years on

January 6, 2015 11:44 AM ET

When Ibtisam Alnawaty last spoke to her husband, Moheeb Alnawaty, in January 2011, there was nothing to suggest that he feared for his safety. The Palestinian-Norwegian writer had traveled to Syria in December 2010 to translate his book, Hamas...

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Two years and no word of Osama al-Habaly

August 18, 2014 2:09 PM ET

It's been exactly two years since citizen photojournalist Osama al-Habaly disappeared into regime custody as he crossed from Lebanon back to his home country of Syria. His friends and colleagues tell CPJ they have not heard a definitive word...

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