Category : Syria

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

A 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

Prominent 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”

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.

Contents: Danger in truth, truth in danger

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 […]