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7 August 2012 | Syria

Spate of attacks on Syrian state media and journalists

Spate of attacks on Syrian state media and journalists
The headquarters of a state TV station was bombed, and a TV presenter was kidnapped and executed.
3 August 2012 | Syria

Five Turkish journalists wounded in Aleppo, latest danger zone for media personnel

Five Turkish journalists wounded in Aleppo, latest danger zone for media personnel
Three of the journalists were hit by sniper fire while the other two were struck by shrapnel from a shell that exploded nearby.
2 August 2012 | Syria

Sculptor tortured to death by security forces

Sculptor tortured to death by security forces  Wael Qaston had been detained in a prison affiliated with the security branches in Hams.
30 July 2012 | Syria

Citizen journalist held for over a month for possessing revolutionary songs

Fatima Khaled Saad was rushed to Latakia military hospital after being mistreated during a lengthy interrogation by intelligence officers.
19 July 2012 | Syria

Citizen-journalist arrested in Damascus

A member of the Local Coordination Committee in Homs, Salim Qabbani has made regular appearances on news broadcasts, such as Al-Jazeera.
19 July 2012 | Syria

Two Iraqi journalists killed

Falah Taha was killed while covering ongoing clashes between government forces and the Free Syrian Army in the capital, Damascus.
13 July 2012 | Syria

As fighting escalates, citizen journalists bear heavy cost

As fighting escalates, citizen journalists bear heavy cost As violence escalates, at least two journalists have been killed in the capital region in the past month.
11 July 2012 | Syria

ARTICLE 19 post censored by Facebook

The social networking website deleted a post that linked to a Human Rights Watch report on torture in Syria.
27 June 2012 | Syria

Pro-government TV station attacked, three people killed

The attack occurred a day after the EU decided to toughen sanctions against “all those responsible for inciting violence against Syria’s civilian population” and those spreading disinformation and “serving as a propaganda instrument for the Assad regime “.
21 June 2012 | Syria

Skype Trojan targets citizen journalists, activists

The spyware can surreptitiously record keystrokes and screen views while giving the intruder clandestine remote access to the target computer.
19 June 2012 | Syria

Two citizen journalists killed while filming army shelling

Ahmed Hamada was fatally shot by a sniper in Homs on 16 June while filming on a street in the district of Bab Amr during heavy shelling and while trying to rescue a fatally-injured friend.
12 June 2012 | Syria

Brazilian journalist detained for six days despite having visa

In a separate incident, a British journalist said he and his colleagues were deliberately led into a trap by rebels so that they might be shot and killed by the Syrian army.
5 June 2012 | Syria

Citizen journalist arrested, fears of torture

Ibrahim Hajji Al-Halabi was arrested at dawn on 12 May in Tel-Abyad, near the Turkish border, and was taken to the nearby northern city of Raqqah. Halabi’s fate since then is not known.
1 June 2012 | Syria

Number of citizen journalists killed and arrested rises daily

The young Syrian filmmaker Bassel Shahade was shot dead by a sniper in the Bab Saba district of Homs on 29 May 2012. Shahade studied photography in the United States before returning to his home country at the start of the popular uprising.
18 May 2012 | Syria

Citizen journalist sentenced to death for Al-Jazeera interview

Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri was subjected to horrific torture after his arrest, causing partial paralysis.
16 May 2012 | Syria

Authorities detain journalists, release others

Eight people arrested during the raid on the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression were released, pending trial, while three others, including the centre's president Mazen Darwish remain in detention.
14 May 2012 | Syria

Two Turkish journalists released

Adem Özköse and Hamit Coşkun were captured while making a documentary in northwestern Syria two months ago.
11 May 2012 | Syria

Writer arrested, held incommunicado

Salama Kila was arrested on 23 April 2012 for his writings about the recent events taking place in the country, and is considered to be at serious risk of torture and ill-treatment.
7 May 2012 | Syria

Another citizen journalist killed despite ceasefire plan

Abdul Ghani Kaakeh was deliberately targeted by the security forces, who had ordered him to stop filming moments before he was shot.


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