Reporters Without Borders

Syria

Japanese government urged to obtain release of journalist held by IS

In a video posted online on 20 January, IS demanded 200 million dollars in ransom for the release of Goto and Haruna Yukawa, another Japanese (...)

Published on 22 January 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Rebels kidnap two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria

Rudaw, a TV station based in Iraqi Kurdistan, said Islamic State fighters kidnapped them on the road between Qameshli and Til Kocher, in the (...)

Published on 17 December 2014 Read

Syria

Missile kills three Syrian TV journalists in Deraa province

Reporters Youssef Mahmoud El-Dous and Rami Adel Al-Asmi and cameraman Salem Abdul-Rahman Khalil were approaching a battle zone in the village of (...)

Published on 10 December 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Islamic State holding at least 20 media workers hostage in Mosul

Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls. According to the Journalistic (...)

Published on 21 November 2014 Read

Syria

Verdict postponed again in trial of 2012 RWB Prize winner Mazen Darwish

Reporters Without Borders deplores the umpteenth adjournment by the court, which had been due to give its verdict on 5 November in the trial of (...)

Published on 7 November 2014 Read

Syria

Islamic State uses British hostage for shameful fake TV report

John Cantlie is seen near Syria’s border with Turkey having to act as if he is a TV journalist delivering a news report from the front line. (...)

Published on 28 October 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Areas controlled by Islamic State are news “black holes”

What with news media being closed, censored or self-censored and journalists being threatened, hunted down, arrested and sometimes murdered, the (...)

Published on 23 October 2014 Read

Syria

Release Khalil Ma’touq Immediately, Unconditionally

The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally free the prominent human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his colleague Mohamed Zaza, (...)

Published on 2 October 2014 Read

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