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Journalist-activist reportedly killed in Syria

AFP stringer Mazhar Tayyara was killed last night in the besieged Syrian city of Homs – which has been under Syrian army shelling for days – according to news reports. Tayyara, 23 or 24 years old according to different reports, provided video footage and information to AFP, the Guardian, Die Welt and had appeared on […]

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IPI denounces Syrian president’s statements on journalist’s killing

The International Press Institute (IPI) today denounced Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s statements regarding the circumstances surrounding the 2012 death of IPI World Press Freedom Hero Marie Colvin in Syria, calling the comments irresponsible and ignorant of Syria’s international obligations. On July 13, Assad spoke with NBC News extensively on a variety of topics, including Colvin’s […]

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Recent killings confirm Syria as world’s deadliest country for journalists

Freelance journalists Walid Balidi and Nasim Itriri were killed in Syria near the Turkish border in Idlib province, El Mundo and the opposition Local Coordinating Committees reported on Monday. A third journalist was reportedly wounded in the attack and is now believed to be recovering in a Turkish hospital, according to activists. An opposition activist […]

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Deadly Easter weekend for journalists

The recent deaths of three journalists in Lebanon, Somalia, and Indonesia bring the number of journalists killed so far in 2012 to 35 – keeping this year on track to be the deadliest for the media since International Press Institute (IPI) record-keeping began in 1997. At this same point last year, 23 journalists had been […]

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