first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa December 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Missile kills three Syrian TV journalists in Deraa province Receive email alerts News News to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria Three Syrian journalists working for Orient TV were killed by a missile while covering fighting between government forces and rebels in the southern province of Deraa on 8 December. Two died on the spot and the third died after being taken to hospital. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News 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 Sheikh Miskeen when a missile hit their vehicle.Orient TV, a Syrian station based in Dubai, said government forces deliberately fired the guided missile at their vehicle, which was not displaying a “press” sign but had a TV satellite dish that was clearly visible.“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and firmly condemn this attack,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “Syria is now the world’s most dangerous country for reporters, who are only too often targeted by the parties to the conflict.”All aged less than 30, the three Orient TV journalists were from different parts of Deraa province and had been covering the Syrian conflict since the start of the uprising in 2011. Fifteen journalists have been killed in Syria this year while various armed groups are currently holding 22 others hostage. Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information March 8, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor March 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom and safety of journalists : Reporters Without Borders sends team to Romania from 24 March to 1st April Receive email alerts Organisation News A Reporters Without Borders delegation will go to Romania from 24 March to 1 April to prepare a report on threats to press freedom and to the safety of journalists.Journalists critical of the government and the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) have complained of growing harassment, censorship and legal persecution.In the past few months there have been several brutal attacks on journalists investigating corruption implicating local authorities. Police have so far failed identify those behind the attacks.Romania is in an electoral year that is seen as crucial to the process of its becoming a member of the European Union.The Reporters Without Borders delegation will travel to Bucharest, Timisoara and Focsani to meet the authorities and journalists of all political persuasion. News to go further November 23, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Romania Ten RSF recommendations for the European Unioncenter_img RSF_en RomaniaEurope – Central Asia RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News December 2, 2020 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more