A sniper shot dead Al-Jazeera journalist Mohammed Hourani in the southern Syrian province of Daraa on Friday, the Al- Jazeera television network said. “Mohammed Hourani was shot dead by a regime sniper in Basr al-Harir in the province of Daraa, while he was covering the clashes there,” Al- Jazeera channel reported
Two cameramen working for al-Aqsa TV and an educational programming director for the al-Quds channel, both affiliated with Gaza’s Hamas government, were killed by Israeli air strikes on their cars on Tuesday.
A corespondent for Iran’s Press TV was shot dead on Wednesday while reporting from the scene of devastating twin explosions in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Maya Nasser, a 33-year-old Syrian national, was killed after being hit
Ghassan Tueni, a veteran Lebanese journalist, politician and diplomat who headed one of the Arab world’s leading newspapers, An-Nahar, for half a century, died Friday after a long illness, his family said. He was 86. Tueni passed away at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, where he spent his last weeks.
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.
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Samir Kassir Eyes (SKeyes) Foundation condemned in a statement issued on Thursday the threats and insults against New TV’s reporter Ibrahim Al-Desouki.
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says at least 35 journalists are in prison in Iran after a nearly yearlong crackdown on the news media in the Middle Eastern country.