Syria

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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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Smoke rises from the Quneitra area in southwestern Syria on July 16, 2018. Sama TV reporter Mustafa Salamah was covering the Syrian army's attempt to retake the area when he was fatally injured by a shell, according to reports. (Reuters/ Alaa al Faqir)

Syrian reporter killed in clashes in Quneitra province

New York, July 18, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of reporter Mustafa Salamah in Syria and urged all parties in the country’s ongoing conflict to allow journalists to work freely and safely. Salamah, who worked for the pro-Bashar al-Assad government satellite channel Sama TV, died July 16 after being injured covering…

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey on July 9, 2018. Turkey's National Security Council, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on July 8 shuttered three newspapers under a new decree passed the same day, according to reports. (Reuters/Umit Bekta)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 9, 2018

Journalist released Authorities in the eastern city of Elazığ on July 9 released from custody journalist Şerife Oruç, who is on trial for terrorism-related charges, the news website Gazete Karınca reported. Her trial is ongoing.

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Rebel fighters stand at a lookout point, west of Manbij city, in the Aleppo Governorate in Syria on March 9, 2017. A group of journalists had planned to film a report in the nearby village of Al-Hoshiriya about a June 4 agreement between the U.S. and Turkey on the full withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) from Mambij, a main hub in the area, when they were detained by an FSA brigade, according to reports. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Free Syrian Army group detains 3 journalists in northern Syria

Members of the Northern Brigade of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on June 22, 2018, detained Kaniwar Khalef and Essam al-Abbas, camerapersons for the Dubai-based news agency Arab 24, and Hassan Khalef, their camera assistant, in northeastern Syria near the village of Chath, according to the Syrian Journalists Association, the regional press freedom group…

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A view of downtown Beirut, Lebanon in October 2017. Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a reporter for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl, was arrested in the Wafa al-Umani refugee camp in the northeastern Lebanese city of Arsal, 77 miles (123 km) northeast of Beirut, on May 24, 2018, according to reports. (Reuters/Jekaterina Saveljeva)

Lebanese intelligence service arrests Syrian reporter near Lebanon-Syria border

Beirut, May 30, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a reporter for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl.

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Buses arrive in the Syrian town of Azaz on April 5, 2018. A correspondent and cameraperson from Syria TV were detained and assaulted by Members of the General Public Security, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) security force on May 15, 2018, according to reports. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)

Two Syrian journalists detained, assaulted northwest of Aleppo

Members of the General Public Security, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) security force, on May 15, 2018, assaulted and detained Wael Adel and Omar Hafez, a correspondent and cameraperson, respectively, for the Turkey-based, pro-opposition Syria TV, according to their employer, news reports, the Syrian Journalists Association, and the regional press freedom group SKeyes Center for…

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens via an interpreter as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference in London on May 15, 2018. During the press conference Erdogan said that Turkey's jailed journalists are not, in fact, journalists, according to reports. (AFP/Matt Dunham)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 14, 2018

Journalists imprisoned Turkish authorities in the western province of Edirne on May 11 transferred Kemal Sancılı, the publisher of the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, to Istanbul’s Silivri Prison, two days after he was detained on suspicion of terrorism-related activities, according to a report from the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya Agency. —

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A view of the center of Yekaterinburg from the stands of the new the World Cup stadium in March 2018. Russian investigative journalist Maksim Borodin died after falling on April 12, 2018, from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment, according to reports. (AP/Anton Basanaev)

CPJ calls for investigation into death of Russian journalist Maksim Borodin

New York, April 16, 2018–Russian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of journalist Maksim Borodin and consider the possibility that he was killed in retribution for his reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army members ride on a motorbike near a Turkish military vehicle in Afrin, Syria on March 19, 2018. Turkish forces and FSA factions seized Afrin from the Kurdish People's Protection Union (YPG) on March 18 after a two-month offensive, news reports stated. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Landmine kills Syrian photographer in northwestern Syria

Beirut, March 20, 2018–Kamel abu al-Walid, a photographer for the Turkish-backed pro-opposition Jarabulus Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a March 19 landmine explosion in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, according to his employer, the Syrian Journalist Association, and the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

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Smoke from an air raid rises in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria on February 23, 2018. Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin, a reporter for the pro-opposition Hammouriyeh Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a February 20 airstrike in eastern Ghouta, according to reports. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in eastern Ghouta

Beirut, February 23, 2018–Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin, a reporter for the pro-opposition Hammouriyeh Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a February 20 airstrike in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, according to his employer and the Syrian Journalists Association.

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