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By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Feb 2015
Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto was apparently murdered by Islamic State terrorists on Saturday – making him the 23rd journalist and media worker killed doing their job in January (IFJ figures).
By Press Gazette | 26 Aug 2014
The US has successful negotiated the release of a journalist Theo Curtis who has been held in Syria since 2012.
By Press Gazette | 23 Jan 2014
The Associated Press has severed links with a freelance photographer who used digital manipulation to remove a colleague's video camera from a war photo he took in Syria last year.
Two Swedish journalists have been released after being abducted and held hostage in Syria for more than two months, the Associated Press reports.
By Rachel Banning-Lover | 13 Dec 2013
Syria is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist, according to Reporters Without Borders, with 27 journalists killed and 36 kidnapped and still missing directly as a result of their work since the conflict began.
By Axegrinder | 20 Nov 2013
Whilst trying to overthrow oppressive regimes around the globe Axegrinder imagines it is difficult to keep in touch with friends and family.
The 85 citizen journalists killed reporting on Syria are honoured at journalists' church on Fleet StreetBy Dominic Ponsford | 13 Nov 2013
The many ‘citizen journalists’ who have lost their lives reporting on Syria and other troubled parts of the world were honoured last night at a commemorative dervice held at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street.
By Richard Pendry | 27 Aug 2013
Kilis, the Turkish border town, has been a haven for foreign journalists travelling to Aleppo to cover the conflict in Syria. “Last Christmas, you could have breakfast with eight friends in the Hotel Istanbul,” says freelance Emma Beals of the most popular fleapit hotel in town.
A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army is claiming that it has infiltrated 11 Guardian Twitter accounts in the past few days.
By Gavin Rodgers | 05 Feb 2013
A British war photographer has been told not to submit his pictures from the Syria war zone to The Sunday Times because they “do not wish to encourage freelancers to take exceptional risks”.
Syria was by far the deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2012 with as many as 35 killed in the course of their work reporting from the conflict-stricken country. According to all available lists, 2012 was one of the bloodiest on record for journalists worldwide - and killings in Syr