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Restrictions on independent media in Syria must end, says IPI

Violence has intensified in Syria in the wake of a failed United Nations Security Council Resolution, with news reports suggesting Syrian security forces killed as many as 50 people in the city of Homs on Monday morning. Russia and China on Saturday jointly vetoed a resolution that would have backed an Arab League plan calling […]

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Deadly trends for journalists in 2011; 103 killed

In 2011, 12-31  journalists were killed because of their work, according to the International Press Institute (IPI) Death Watch. Reporters and cameramen faced a range of threats. Some were in the wrong place at the wrong time, on the job when natural disaster struck or bombs exploded. But almost all of the journalists killed in […]

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Syrian journalist dies

A journalist who spent many years working for government media died on Monday, three days after he was shot while at home in Damascus. According to the government-controlled Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Shukri Abu el-Burghol was shot in the eye while at home preparing a report for the radio station where he worked. El-Burghol […]

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New Syria media law entrenches state control

Legislative Decree No. 108, passed by the Syrian Cabinet on Sunday 28 August, will entrench government control over the media, criminalize criticism, and put media regulation in the direct control of the Syrian cabinet, according to IPI’s analysis of a summary published by the Syrian Arab News Agency. According to the SANA summary, the law […]

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