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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

Samir Kassir: a prince of our disorder
June 5, 2015
Author: Michael Young
Source: The Daily Star
Ten years ago this week, our friend and colleague Samir Kassir was murdered outside his home, likely at the instigation of individuals who are alive and well in our republic of lies. Since then many of us have felt his absence often. His presence would have been valuable in helping to guide us through the tremors of the Middle East, with his keen eye and audacious pen. But what would Kassir’s mood have been? Here was a man whose last book was a hopeful essay titled “Considerations sur l

Two men and their struggle for freedom
June 5, 2015
Author: Rami Khoury
Source: The Daily Star
It was not accidental that during this past week, as I and so many others remembered the life and work of the late Samir Kassir who was assassinated 10 years ago in Beirut, I also spent an hour discussing with Lech Walesa in Gdansk, Poland, some of the lessons and experiences of the historic Solidarity workers’ movement. Thirty-five years ago, Walesa and Solidarity were instrumental in speeding up the collapse of the Soviet Union and its captive lands in central Asia and Eastern Europe. N

The Samir Kassir Award goes to three journalists from Syria, Egypt and Palestine
June 4, 2015
The Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon organised today, in collaboration with the Samir Kassir Foundation, the ceremony for the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press, held on the 10th anniversary of Samir Kassir’s assassination. The winners of the 2015 edition are the following: Opinion piece category: Ayman Al-Ahmad (1984) from Syria, a freelance journalist working for several Syrian and Arab online publications and an author of short novels. His piece “Father, who

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