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Syrian student journalist Atia Abu Salem on hunger strike in Jordanian prison

Istanbul, May 22, 2024—Jordanian authorities must immediately release Syrian student journalist Atia Abu Salem, revoke the deportation order against him, and stop censoring members of the press because of their reporting on the Israel-Gaza war, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On April 9, Jordanian security forces arrested Abu Salem, a Syrian student at…

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CPJ, MENA Rights Group file Urgent Action to UN on disappearance of Syrian journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the MENA Rights Group (MRG), filed an Urgent Action on April 12, 2024, to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, asking for the Iraqi Kurdish government to clarify the fate and whereabouts of Syrian journalist Sleman Ahmed, who was arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan on October 25, 2023. Ahmed,…

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Killers of journalists continue to evade justice worldwide

New York, November 1, 2022 – In the decade since the United Nations launched a Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, no one has been brought to justice in nearly 80% of the 263 cases of journalists murdered in retaliation for their work worldwide, according to the Committee to…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The People’s Tribunal Convenes in The Hague to Bring Justice to Murdered Syrian and Sri Lankan Journalists

The Hague, May 10, 2022 – On May 12-17, the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists will convene in The Hague to hear oral arguments and witness testimony in the murder cases of two journalists, one Sri Lankan and one Syrian, whose cases have become emblematic of impunity for crimes against the press in…

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Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

New York, December 22, 2020 –The number of journalists singled out for murder in reprisal for their work more than doubled this year, leading to a rise in overall work-related killings, CPJ found in a report released today. Globally, at least 30 journalists were killed on duty in 2020, including 21 reprisal murders, up from…

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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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