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A Journey "Inside Assad's Syria"

Martin Smith | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Martin Smith

Since 2011, coverage of the war in Syria has almost entirely come from the rebel side. Outside of a number of surprisingly repetitive and uninteresting interviews with President Bashar al-Assad, Western reporters have had limited access, especially recently.

Three Syrian Journalists Killed In Missile Attack

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

BEIRUT, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Three journalists from the Syrian opposition television channel Orient News were killed in the southwest of the country w...

Michael Calderone

Christiane Amanpour: Journalists 'Paid With Their Lives' For World's Failure To Act In Syria | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- For decades, the Committee to Protect Journalists has defended press freedom when authoritarian governments cracked down on speech or wh...

WATCH: Mother Of Journalist Held In Syria Issues Emotional Plea To ISIS

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media

The mother of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants, has released a video pleading with the group's lea...

Press Freedom Group: Journalists Have Become 'Pawns' In Syria's Conflict

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.22.2014 | Media

James Foley's beheading by militants is shining more light on the danger that journalists covering the civil war in Syria face. The Committee To P...

Joshua Hersh

British Journalists Freed After Kidnapping In Northern Syria | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.15.2014 | Media

ISTANBUL -- A pair of veteran British journalists were badly wounded after being kidnapped in the wild frontier land of northern Syria, their newspape...

UN Development Plan Must Incorporate Free Media

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

On Monday CPJ, along with close to 200 civil society groups from six continents, called on the United Nations to put government accountability and independent media at the center of a new framework for global development.

Joshua Hersh

Aid Group Goes Public With Deaths Of Staff In Syria | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Three aid workers with the Czech humanitarian organization People In Need were killed by a mortar strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo last...

Joshua Hersh

Journalists Kidnapped In Syria, Newspaper Says | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- A Spanish newspaper has publicly announced that its reporter and a freelance photographer are currently being held captive after ...

Freelancers Still Going Into Syria | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media

Anna Therese Day had just returned from Northern Syria when The Observer met her at a coffee shop near Union Square on a recent afternoon. A 25-yea...

Michael Calderone

Few U.S. News Outlets In Syrian Capital As Attack Looms | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.28.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem held a news conference Tuesday in the capital city of Damascus, Wall Street Journal reporter Sa...

For Freelancers In Syria, Only Blood Counts

Columbia Journalism Review | Francesca Borri | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

He finally wrote to me. after more than a year of freelancing for him, during which I contracted typhoid fever and was shot in the knee, my editor wat...

Journalist Missing In Syria

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media

ROME, April 29 (Reuters) - Italian journalist Domenico Quirico, a correspondent for Turin's la Stampa newspaper, has not been heard from for 20 days...

Sunday Times Refuses Photographs From Syria

Posted 02.05.2013 | Media

The Sunday Times has asked freelancers to stop sending photographs and copy from Syria, the Press Gazette reported on Tuesday. According to photojo...

WATCH: Engel Recounts Harrowing Details Of Syria Kidnapping

Posted 12.21.2012 | Media

Richard Engel and his team recounted the harrowing details of being captured in Syria for five days. "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie interviewed E...

Missing Journalist Shown In New Footage From Syria

Posted 12.02.2012 | Media

Footage has emerged showing Austin Tice, an American journalist who has been missing in Syria since mid-August, alive. Tice was a freelancer for th...

Syrian War Takes Staggering Toll On Journalists

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media

Sept 26 (Reuters) - At least 30,000 people have been killed in Syria since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, accordi...

U.S. Freelance Journalist Missing In Syria

Posted 09.04.2012 | Media

Austin Tice's family has not heard from him in more than two weeks. The freelance journalist traveled to Syria to cover the country's civil war, b...

Syrian Forces Kill Journalist In Damascus Raid

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

(Adds details) AMMAN, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers killed a Syrian journalist sympathetic to the revolt against President Bashar...

One Syrian Journalist on Houla, Assad and Why He Hasn't Left

Marcos Barbery | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Marcos Barbery

From the beginning, journalists attempting to report from Syria confronted perilous threats. This week, in the wake of the Houla massacre, I caught up with one Syrian journalist turned-activist.

Risking Their Lives for the Story

Kyla Pigoni | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Kyla Pigoni

In my journalism ethics class last year, we were taught to keep a healthy distance from the story, thus allowing for proper objectivity. But does this rule always apply?

Two Journalists Killed In Syria

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media

New York, March 27, 2012--Syrian security forces shot and killed two freelance British journalists of Algerian descent and wounded a third during an a...

Michael Calderone

Journalists In War Zones To Get Medical Training | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya. It's that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend and colleague of the awar...

WATCH: Marie Colvin's Mother Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media

Marie Colvin's mother has made a series of emotional calls for her late daughter's body to be returned to her from Syria, where she died last week. ...

Journalist Smuggled Out Of Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media

(Adds Sarkozy comments, Syrian rescuer death toll) By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A British photographer w...