Category : Syria

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Syrian journalist says UK is dealing with Assad as “a president, not a criminal”

Journalist Zaina Erhaim says the Syrian government wants her killed and that co-operating with Syrian officials, by seizing her passport, was a very dangerous thing for the UK to have done.

Groups condemn the confiscation of Syrian journalist’s passport by UK officials

We condemn the decision of UK border officials to confiscate the passport of Syrian journalist, Zaina Erhaim, at the request of Syrian authorities.

Zaina Erhaim: Balancing work and family in times of war

2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winner Zaina Erhaim discusses the ongoing war in Syria.

Index condemns UK’s seizure of award winner’s passport

Index on Censorship is appalled by the decision of UK border officials to confiscate the passport of Syrian journalist, and this year's Index Freedom of Expression Award winner, Zaina Erhaim.

War reporter Marie Colvin’s family sues Syria

The family of murdered journalist and Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin has filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government

Risky business: Journalists around the world under direct attack

The truth is in danger. Working with reporters and writers around the world, Index continually hears first-hand stories of the pressures of reporting, and of how journalists are too afraid to write or broadcast because of what might happen next.

Journalists under fire and under pressure: summer magazine 2016

Index on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire

Zaina Erhaim: Syria’s Rebellious Women

A series of short documentaries directed by 2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards finalist Zaina Erhaim were screened at the Frontline Club in London last night. Syria’s Rebellious Women was filmed by the Syrian journalist over an 18-month period to offer a rare insight into the difficulties faced by women living and working […]

Zaina Erhaim: “I want to give this award to the Syrians who are being terrorised”

While journalists and citizens fled, Syrian-native Zaina Erhaim returned to her war-ravaged country and the city of Aleppo in 2013 to ensure those remaining were not forgotten. She is now one of the few female journalists braving the twin threat of violence from both ISIS and the president, Bashar al-Assad. I am honoured to receive […]

12 April: Zaina Erhaim on Syria’s Rebellious Women

Join us at the Frontline Club for a film screening and discussion with Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist shortlisted for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards 2016.

#IndexAwards2016: Zaina Erhaim trains Syrian women to report on the war

A Syrian-native who was studying journalism in London when war broke out in Syria in 2013, Zaina Erhaim decided to return permanently to report and train citizen journalists in the war-ravaged country