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Syria Journalists

Japan Tightens Grip On Media Traveling To Syria

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.12.2015 | Media

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese freelance photographer said Thursday that government officials forced him to give up his passport because he planned a repor...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dem Senator Presses John Kerry On Safety Of Journalists

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists risk their lives to provide information that shapes U.S. policy, says a Democratic senator who is pressing Secretary o...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

The Shocking Truth About Journalists In Syria

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

BEIRUT (AP) — Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria — held and threatened with death ...

Freelancers Still Going Into Syria

observer.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

TV Correspondent Killed In Syria

AP | By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.27.2013 | Media

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, and a Syrian TV correspondent cover...

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...

Journalists Detained In Syria

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

MILAN (AP) — The Italian Foreign Ministry says that four Italian journalists have been detained in Syria. The Foreign Ministry on Sat...

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...

Missing Journalist's Parents Issue Desperate Plea

AP | By HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — From their New Hampshire home, the parents of a foreign journalist who has been missing in Syria since he was kidnapped more ...

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...

Turkish Reporter Appears Being Held In Syria

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish television has broadcast a video of a Turkish journalist who is reportedly being held in Syrian government captivity. ...

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...