I - Documenting violations

The Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms communicates with media professionals and various media outlets to obtain news of violations against media professionals and –centers. The center afterwards conducts investigations to verify such violations.


II - Reports and Statements:

1. Issuing monthly reports, including all violations against media professionals and -centers, documented throughout one month. Each monthly report is issued at the beginning of the following month.
2. Issuing 4 quarterly reports per year, including all violations that have taken place every 3 months. After their analysis and comparison with the previous quarter and the corresponding period of previous years, each quarterly report is issued in the middle of the following month.
3. Issuing analytical annual reports on the ongoing violations during the whole year, at the beginning of each new year.
4. Issuing statements on violations taking place against media professionals and -centers, in order to draw the attention of public opinion, press and human rights agencies to a specific case or generic violations issue; depending on the Center's estimate. Furthermore, issuing statements or reports on different occasions, such as World Press Freedom Day.


III - SCJF's communications network:

Communication with media outlets, associations, unions, organizations and links, as well as all Syrian, regional, and international press, human rights, and humanitarian agencies and sending the Center's reports and publications for review and publishing on a large scale. Thereby, delivering cases of violations against the rights of Syrian media professionals to various parties, in order to form pressure of public opinion to improve the status of press freedoms in Syria.


IV - Database:

Building a database for statements on violations which take place against media professionals and -centers in Syria, and linking this to the Syrian Journalists Association website. Aim is for the information to become easily accessible and from many angles including: name of the media professional or media center against whom/which the violation took place; age group; media job or media outlet to which they belong, nationality, place of residence or governorate, sex, type/method of violation its conclusion/result, the responsible perpetrator and other more specific criteria.
The database is based on the violations documented by the Center in its monthly reports.