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Al Jazeera journalist detained in Syria

A reporter for Al Jazeera has been missing in Syria since 29 April, the network said in a statement on its website, demanding immediate information on her whereabouts. The Syrian authorities have confirmed that Dorothy Parvaz is in their custody, news reports said. Parvaz, a 39-year-old journalist working with Al Jazeera’s English-language channel, has not […]

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Update: Reuters journalists released in Syria; Al-Jazeera correspondent freed in Libya

UPDATE 4 April 2011: Reuters reporters Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Khaled al-Hariri have been freed in Syria, the news agency reported. In another update, in Libya, one of four Al-Jazeera correspondents who are in detention, Lotfi Al Masoudi, has been freed, the network reported on its website on 3 April. Al Masoudi was originally detained with his colleagues […]

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Reuters under pressure from Syrian authorities

The International Press Institute today expressed its deep concern over the treatment of journalists from news agency Reuters in Syria, where protests against the authoritarian government of President Bashar Al-Assad have spread in recent days despite the use of violence against demonstrators. Reuters’ Damascus-based correspondent Khaled Yacoub Oweis was ordered out of the troubled country […]

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IPI alarmed at reports of bloggers, journalists detained in Syria

At least five journalists and bloggers have been detained since the violent crackdown on protests in Daraa began several days ago, according to news reports, and one private television station has received threats from the Syrian authorities, a report on stated.  Journalist Mazen Darwish, writer Louay Hussein, cameraman Maen Al-Ali and bloggers Khaled Elekhetayar […]

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