Syria

Journalists assassinated and detained incommunicado, peaceful protesters arrested

Several protesters arrested following peaceful protests which began on 7th June 2020 in the predominantly Druze city of Sweida; journalist Hussain Khattab assassinated by unidentified masked gunmen; civil society activist and journalist Nour Al-Shilo released after she was arrested and detained incommunicado; On 9th December 2020, Syrian civil society organisations marked the anniversary of the kidnapping of four activists in Douma in 2013; Read more

Journalists assassinated and detained incommunicado, peaceful protesters arrested

Human rights defenders arrested and journalists injured

Human rights lawyer Yasser Al-Saleem and activist Abdelhamid Al-Bayoush arrested, journalists Ibrahim Ahmad and Gulistan Mohammed, who work for the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA/Hawa, sustained gunshot injuries while covering clashes, Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda released after 40 months detention by Islamist group, Syrian writer Souleman Yousph arrested and detained for five days after critising the Kurdish Democratic Union Read more

Human rights defenders arrested and journalists injured

Dozens of journalists fear for their lives

More journalists arrested, injured, killed and detained, while dozens fear for their lives. Read more

Dozens of journalists fear for their lives

Attacks on journalists continue, as new law threatens expression

Two journalists were killed by unknown gunmen, while two others were physically assaulted and detained by security officers. A new cyber crimes law is opposed by civil society for threatening online freedom. Read more

Attacks on journalists continue, as new law threatens expression

7 years on: Eastern Ghouta dubbed "hell on earth"

As the Syrian conflict continues, civilians trapped in Eastern Ghouta face starvation and indiscriminate bombing raids. 400,000 people were reportedly trapped as Syrian government forces encircled the rebel stronghold. Read more

7 years on: Eastern Ghouta dubbed "hell on earth"

Journalists killed, injured and arrested as the Syrian conflict continues

Freedom of expression continues to be severely threatened in Syria as the conflict continues. Read more

 Journalists killed, injured and arrested as the Syrian conflict continues

Despite de-escalation agreement, civic space under severe threat in Syria

Attacks against the media continue in Syria with many journalists killed and injured during the first semester of 2017 Read more

Despite de-escalation agreement, civic space under severe threat in Syria