Don’t get your sources in Syria tortured or killed

Because foreign journalists have been virtually banned from Syria during the uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, news coverage has relied heavily on citizen journalists and international reporters working with sources inside the country. Syrians who communicate with foreign news media run the risk of being threatened, detained, tortured, or even killed.

UN chief leads outrage over media deaths

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Thursday led international outrage at the growing number of journalist killings, as the bodies of two dead photographers were found in Mexico on World Press Freedom Day. Ban told a press freedom at the UN headquarters that journalists now face “dire threats” and highlighted that more than 60 were killed […]