Official Statement

Date: 19-04-2019   A statement on the killing of media professional Ali Othman   With a lot of pain, the Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) has received news of killing media professional Ali Othman in the Syrian regime’s prisons. Ali was arrested by the Syrian regime’s intelligence in Aleppo on March 28, 2012, and his fate had been unknown since then. But, a short while ago, his fam...

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Date: 28-11-2018 Statement on the detention of the journalist ”Abdelhafiz Al Houlani” by the Lebanese authorities By now, nine days have passed since the detention of our colleague ”Abdelhafiz Al Houlani”  by the Lebanese Intelligence for reasons related to the performance of his media mission, without being brought to any judicial body. Al Houlani has revealed by documented audio and vid...

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Date: 24-11-2018 condemnation Statement of murdering Raed Al Faris and Hamoud Junaid On November 23, 2018, the Syrians and the world woke up to the brutal killing of civilian activists and journalists “Raed Al Faris” and “Hamoud Junaid” in the town of Kafr-Nabl after being hunted by extremist groups, The both killed were pioneers of civil society, who brought the free voice to the world thr...

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Statement on violations against media workers in northern Syria With deep sorrow, Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) has been following news of escalated violations against media in Syrian northern areas. Those violations remind Syrians of regime’s repression against Syrians in general.  Syrian Journalists Association, on the one hand, condemns repeated violations against media especially ...

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With pain and shock, journalists in the whole world have followed details and consequences of the dangerous crime that led the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. No doubt that such a crime is condemned, but the circumstances surrounding the murder of Khashoggi have raised fears of continuous risks journalists face everywhere. This case make...

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A call for the protection of 270 journalists besieged in southern Syria With the recent developments in southern Syria, especially in “Daraa” province where the Syrian regime and allied militias have entered villages and cities, 270 journalists, media activists and media workers are facing an imminent danger. In the last few days, most media workers were forced to move to a narrow geographic...

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A statement for international organizations about situations in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside The Eastern Ghouta witnesses tragic conditions. Where the Assad regime’s army supported by Russian warplanes has launched intensified military campaign with hundreds of air raids and bombardment of tanks and heavy artillery shelling on civilians who are trapped for about 6 years The death t...

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Statement on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Syrian media workers and many of their colleagues from different nationalities have persevered in their efforts to document what is going on in Syria since 2011.  They paid a high price to follow the truth and shed light on it. They have been subjected to  hundreds of violations carried out by different sides of the ...

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The Syrian Journalists Association mourns the death of journalists Dr. Oroba Barakat and her daughter, Halla Barakat, who were murdered in ambiguous circumstances on Thursday September 21, 2017 in Istanbul. The Association expresses deepest condolences to Dr. Barakat's family and to all Syrians, and urges the Turkish authorities to take immediate action to investigate the crime and hold the per...

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L'association des journalistes syriens a suivi avec consternation l'acte terroriste et lâche contre le magazine humoristique Charlie Hebdo à Paris et qui a coûté la vie à 12 journalistes et policiers.  L'association des journalistes syriens condamne cet acte barbare qui que ce soit l'auteur. L'association des journalistes syriens exprime sa consternation et son refus de ce crime odieux qui va à...

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