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Launch of the Syria Media Safety Resource
August 5, 2015
Source: SKeyes
  The Rory Peck Trust, in collaboration with the Committee to Protect Journalists and a coalition of international journalist assistance organisations, including SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, launched on Wednesday, August 4,2015, the Syria Media Safety Resource for local journalists working in the country or on its borders.
“The aim of the Syria Media Safety Resource is to provide Syrian journalists with the information and tools they need to help them work more

4 journalists missing in Syria raise new questions
July 24, 2015
Author: Mitchell Prothero
Source: McClatchy
The disappearance in Syria of four freelance journalists – three Spanish and one Japanese – over the last month is raising new fears that the Islamic State or other radical groups have resumed kidnapping foreigners months after the last high-profile murder of journalist hostages.The three missing Spanish journalists, identified by the Spanish Press Association as Antoniu Pampliega, José Manuel López and Angel Sastre, appear to have been detained at a checkpoint in Aleppo, Syria, by unknown

Four international reporters missing in north Syria
July 22, 2015
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
At least four international journalists have been reported missing in northern Syria in two separate incidents in the past month.Spanish freelance journalists Ángel Sastre, Antonio Pampliega, and José Manuel López have been missing for more than a week, the Spanish Federation of Journalist Associations (FAPE) said on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The men were last known to be in Aleppo, Spanish media reported, citing government sources in Madrid. El País wrote that the sources "do not have any ind

Jordanian court orders arrest of journalist Ghazi Mrayat over terrorism reporting
July 10, 2015
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
 Jordanian journalist Ghazi Mrayat has been given 15 days in jail after being accused of breaking a recent ban on coverage of a terror plot, according to the journalist’s employer. The state-owned daily Al-Rai reported that Jordan’s state security court in the capital, Amman, ordered Mrayat, its reporter, to be jailed for 15 days. The court said Mrayat’s reporting had exposed the Kingdom and its citizens to danger and damaged the Kingdom’s standing with an unidentified foreign

Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in shelling in Syria
June 29, 2015
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
An Al-Jazeera cameraman was killed on Friday, June 26, 2015, while covering clashes between regime forces and rebels in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, the pan-Arab broadcaster reported. Mohammed al-Asfar is the second Al-Jazeera journalist to be killed in the province since December.Al-Asfar, 19, had worked for Al-Jazeera Arabic since March 2015, according to the channel. He was killed in shelling by government forces in the Manshiya neighborhood of Daraa city, according to the report ci

Press and Cultural Freedom Violations May 2015
June 26, 2015
 Six citizen journalists were killed in Syria in May 2015, while seven others were wounded.Israeli forces continued their violations against Palestinian and foreign journalists, causing injuries to five of them in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In the 1948 Territories, the Israeli police beat seven journalists with truncheons and destroyed their equipment.In Lebanon, journalist Dima Sadek’s mother was threatened following a comment her daughter published on her Facebook page. Also, a j

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