Syria - Alerts
The headquarters of a state TV station was bombed, and a TV presenter was kidnapped and executed.
Three of the journalists were hit by sniper fire while the other two were struck by shrapnel from a shell that exploded nearby.
Wael Qaston had been detained in a prison affiliated with the security branches in Hams.
Fatima Khaled Saad was rushed to Latakia military hospital after being mistreated during a lengthy interrogation by intelligence officers.
A member of the Local Coordination Committee in Homs, Salim Qabbani has made regular appearances on news broadcasts, such as Al-Jazeera.
Falah Taha was killed while covering ongoing clashes between government forces and the Free Syrian Army in the capital, Damascus.
As violence escalates, at least two journalists have been killed in the capital region in the past month.
The social networking website deleted a post that linked to a Human Rights Watch report on torture in Syria.
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 “.
The spyware can surreptitiously record keystrokes and screen views while giving the intruder clandestine remote access to the target computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri was subjected to horrific torture after his arrest, causing partial paralysis.
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.
Adem Özköse and Hamit Coşkun were captured while making a documentary in northwestern Syria two months ago.
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.
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Abdul Ghani Kaakeh was deliberately targeted by the security forces, who had ordered him to stop filming moments before he was shot.