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In November: 8 violations, including the killing of 2 media professionals Violations against media in Syria continue in the current year. However, they varied in number and type from one month to another.  All conflicting sides purposely commit violations against media professionals who have played an important role in documenting news and violations. The security chaos in northern Syria, espe...

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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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IN OCTOBER: Injury of media professional  And the Syrian regime banned Al Ayam newspaper from distribution twice Even though most areas in Syria recently have become calm and witnessed declining in clashes or shelling, which were previously the main reasons of violations against media, the curve of violations has risen in the last month on the grounds of pressuring media freedoms by Syrian re...

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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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In September 2018: Only two violations in Aleppo and Idlib were documented The curve of violations against media in the current year in Syria changed significantly from one month to another depending on developments on the ground and frequency of clashes. Intermittent Syrian regime’s shelling on areas in Idlib and pressures on media freedoms by the regime and also some opposition parties for...

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Military operations and clashes declined in the current year in Syria, but different types of violations against media still occur. The figure of violations rise or decline according to Field military situation and the bombing carried out by the Syrian regime and ally Russia. The Syrian Centre for Journalistic Freedoms of Syrian Journalists Association documented 11 violations against media in ...

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Members of the administrative board of the SJA (6th round):   The President:  Ali Eid.   Vice president: Mouzon Murshid   1- Abdulrahman Omren     2-  Adeeb Al hariri   3- Ahmad Mourad   4- Fadwa Al Kilani   5- Foad Abdulaaziz   6- Maisa Ak Bik   7- Mouzon Murshid   8- Souad Khoubia    The Secretary General: Sakher Edris   ...

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Settlements agreements imposed recently by the Syrian regime in some areas have not led to positive impact on media freedom as the regime is still committing different kinds of violations against media. These violations include killing of journalists by directly targeting them, systematic arrests, closing and sealing media organization confiscating its resources. It is worth noting that leaked lis...

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