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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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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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The Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms of Syrian Journalists Association published on Friday July 20, 2018 a special report shows outcome of violations committed against media in Syria in the first half of 2018.      The infographic report documented 51 violations against media in Syria from the beginning of January till the end of June 2018. The figure of violations significantly decrease...

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Launch a draft code of conduct to combat hate speech on social media The Syrian Journalists Association held a dialogue meeting in Berlin, Germany, on 14/07/2018 under the title "hate speech on social media, are we ready ...?” that participated by a group of Syrian journalists from various political, ethnic and sectarian movements within and outside the Association. The meeting discussed t...

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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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In June 2018:  number of violations declined In 2018, media freedoms in Syria witnessed a significant improvement in regards of number of violations committed against media. The figure of violations documented by the Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms of Syrian Journalists Associationin the first half of 2018 witnessed a tangible decline comparing to that in the first half of previous y...

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