Four citizen journalists killed despite ceasefire

first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists April 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four citizen journalists killed despite ceasefire Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Reporters Without Borders has learned of the deaths of four citizen journalists in Syria: Ahmed Abdallah Fakhriyeh shot dead in Dmeir and Samir Shalab Al-Sham Abu Mohamed killed by a shell in Homs, both on 14 April, and Alaa Al-Din Hassan Al-Douri, whose dead body was recovered in Hama province yesterday, and Khaled Mahmoud Kabbisho, summarily executed yesterday in Idlib.The information we have received about the identities of these four activists and the circumstances of the deaths is difficult to confirm, however. “Every day the violence in Syria causes dozens of deaths and takes a heavy toll among journalists and citizen journalists,” the press freedom organization said.“The government disregards its international commitments and shows little sign of ending its brutal crackdown. Information from Syria has become extremely difficult to obtain, to the point where we are unable to confirm with certainty our information about the deaths of the four citizen journalists.” Help by sharing this information Related documents Four citizen journalists killed in Syria despite ceasefire – In ArabicPDF – 62.63 KB RSF_en News Follow the news on Syria Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa “We hope that the arrival of international observers will allow the government to end the media isolation it has adopted so that it can pursue its bloody crackdown, and we draw the observers’ attention to this issue.”Fakhriyeh, 35, was shot dead while he was driving to film the arrival of Syrian army troops in the village of Dmeir, about 40 km northeast of Damascus. He was a member of the local coordinating committee and had been filming events in Syria for the past year.Al-Sham, 26, was wounded when a mortar round hit the building from which he was recording the shelling of two Homs neighbourhoods by Syrian forces. Residents were unable to go to his aid and he died shortly afterwards. Known by the nickname Abu Layla, he had been covering the Syrian uprising in Syrian for the Syria News Network for more than a year.Al-Douri, 44, was wounded by a bullet at a roadblock near the ancient ruins of Apamea, about 40 km northwest of Hama. He was held in custody by security forces and his dead body, showing signs of torture, was handed over to his family three days later. A leading rights activist, he had given up his job more than a year ago to devote his time to the revolutionary movement. He was married with two children.Kabbisho was held for questioning then summarily executed in the town of Idlib in the northwest of the country. His head was reported to have been crushed by a Syrian army tank. The activist, who regularly posted videos of demonstrations in Idlib on his YouTube channel, was married with three children. His wife is pregnant with their fourth child.Reporters Without Borders has also learned, again without confirmation, the arrest of Mohamed Al-Hariri two days ago in Deraa. If this turns out to be the case, the worst is feared for this citizen journalist, who appeared on the TV channel Al-Jazeera describing the operations of the Syrian army in the town.(Photo: Reuters) SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News News March 8, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Coughlan rules out a return to the electoral hustings

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 2, 2015 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan It’s reported today that former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan will not contest the next General Election.In today’s Donegal Democrat, Ms Coughlan is quoted as saying that while she’s honoured by the level of support for her to run within Fianna Fail locally, she does not believe that now is the time to re-enter public life.The paper is speculating that former minister and MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher may enter the race, with many in Fianna Fail supporting a two candidate strategy, with Mr Gallagher joining sitting TD Charlie Mc Conalogue on the ticket. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous article31 Donegal schools included in latest Summer Works SchemeNext articleMaxi Curran hoping its third time lucky admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Coughlan rules out a return to the electoral hustings Google+last_img read more