Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Syria: 15 journalists and media activists killed in March, 153 within two years of the revolution

1/4/2013

The number of media victims in Syria increased to 153 professional and citizen journalists who were killed since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011. The Media Freedom Committee of the Syrian Journalists Association has documented killing of 15 journalists in March 2013. 10 in Damascus, 3 in Daraa, and 2 in Homs .

Syrian authorities released the German journalist Billy Six on 05-03-2013. After being held two and a half months .

On 11-03-2013 the journalist Shada al-Maddad was converted to terrorism court for interrogation. Al-Madda was arrested by the State Security Branch on 11.01.2013. After her visiting to the USA .

Media activist Mohammad Fawaz al-Shara was injured in Khirbet Ghazaleh in Daraa province on 14-03-2013. While he was covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army, and the Syrian Regime Army.

The Kurdish People Protection Units of The Democratic Union Party (PKK branch in Syria) arrested the media activist Sardar Ahmed in Afrin town in Aleppo. On 16-03-2013.

The German public television channel "ARD" announced on 30-03-2013. That its correspondent Joerg Armbruster was seriously wounded by bullets, during covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Regime Army in Aleppo.

Victims of March 2013:

  1. Waleed Jamil Amira, photographer and media activist: was killed while filming clashes between the Free Syrian Army, and the Syrian Regime Army in Jobar neighborhood in Damascus. On 03-03-2013.
  2. Mohammed Bashir Shkhshiro, a media activist: was killed while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army, and the Syrian Regime Army in Jobar neighborhood in Damascus. On 08-03-2013.
  3. Saqr Abu Nabot, media activist: was killed while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army, and the Syrian Regime Army in Daraa Albalad in Daraa. On 10-03-2013. Abu Nabot was a member of the Media Office of the Local Coordination Committees.
  4. Ghaith Abdul-Jawad, a media activist: was killed after targeting the media office of Qaboun neighborhood in Damascus. On 10-03-2013.
  5. Amer Badr al-Din Junaid, a media activist: was killed after targeting the media office of Qaboun neighborhood in Damascus. On 10-03-2013.
  6. Osama Abdel Basset Altaleb, a media activist: was killed while covering the bombing in the al-Quser town in Homs. On 11-03-2013.
  7. Ahmed Khaled Shehadeh, a journalist: was killed during shelling Darya town by rockets, in Damascus suburbs. On 12-03-2013. Shehadeh was managing editor of Enab Baladi newspaper, and active in the field of aid. He worked at the Office of the Commission of the European Union in Damascus .
  8. Anas al-Batsh, a media activist photographer: was shot by a sniper while he was filming clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Regime Army, in Harasta neighborhood in Damascus. On 13-03-2013.
  9. Mahmoud Alnatouf, a photographer and media activist: was killed while filming the Syrian Regime Army targeting Medmah al-Sham town in Damascus suburbs. On 14-03-2013.
  10. Mahmoud Abdul-Karim al-Aqraa, a media activist: was killed while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army, and the Syrian Regime Army in Douma town in Damascus suburbs. On 15-03-2013.
  11. Laith Mohammed al-Homsi, a photographer and media activist: was killed while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army, and the Syrian Regime Army in the Sheikh Miskin town in Daraa. On 22-03-2013.
  12. Hamed Abu Yasser: a media activist: was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Regime army in the Darya town in Damascus suburbs. On 27-03-2013. Abu Yasser grounded al-Sahwa newspaper with some activists, and worked in Media Office of the Daria Coordination .
  13. Mohammed Ibrahim Alaasmi, a media activist: was killed while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Regime Army in Daal town in Daraa. On 28-03-2013.
  14. Amer Diab, a media activist: was killed while covering clashes between the Free Syrian Army and of the Syrian Regime Army in Al Otaiba town Damascus suburbs. On 30-03-2013
  15. Walid Khaled Aljalkh, a media activist: was killed in an ambush by the Syrian Regime Army in Kalat al-Husin region in Homs with another 14 people. On 31-03-2013.

 

Media Freedoms Committee at the Syrian Journalists Association
Damascus 1/4/2013