Category : Syria

Bassel Khartabil: “I urge you to support nonviolent activism”

alt informationIn his speech accepting the 2013 Freedom of Expression Digital Activism Award, digital activist Bassel Khartabil stressed nonviolence in the struggle for freedom in Syria.

Honouring Bassel Khartabil, Syrian digital activist

alt informationIndex on Censorship mourns the death of 2013 Freedom of Expression Digital Activism Award-winning Bassel Khartabil, who had been held Syrian prisons since 2012.

Lindsey Hilsum: The danger of reporting behind the lines

alt informationIn the summer 2016 issue of Index on Censorship magazine award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum asks if reporters should still be heading to warzones.

Inside Syria’s war: The extreme dangers faced by local reporters

alt informationA Syrian citizen journalist on the realities of reporting in a country where a pseudonym and bulletproof vest offer little protection from constant danger

Inside Syria’s war: The extreme dangers faced by local reporters

alt informationA Syrian citizen journalist on the realities of reporting in a country where a pseudonym and bulletproof vest offer little protection from constant danger

Syria: Whereabouts of four abducted activists unknown

alt informationProminent human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Al-Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazim Hammadi – the Douma four – should be released immediately, 32 human rights organisations said today, on the third anniversary of their abduction.  On 09 December 2013, a group of armed men stormed into the office of the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria, […]

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

alt informationJournalist 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

alt informationWe 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

alt information2016 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

alt informationIndex 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

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