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Syria's journalists live in constant fear of arrest, assassination

Syria remains one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists, who face repression and violence from the Syrian regime as well as opposition forces.
An image taken on February 25, 2019, shows Syrian citizen journalist Anas al-Dyab posing for a picture in the town of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province. - The young citizen journalist was among 11 civilians killed in air raids on Syria's Idlib region Sunday, rescue workers and a monitor said, as he filmed the Russia-backed regime bombardment of the battered enclave. Dyab, a photographer and videographer in his early 20s, was a member of the White Helmets who also con

IDLIB, Syria — Masked gunmen shot photojournalist Hussein Khattab in broad daylight Dec. 12, in Syria’s northern city of al-Bab, which is controlled by the Turkish-backed opposition.

Though dozens of opposition factions are present in the area, no one was able to stop or identify the perpetrators. Khattab was shot five times while filming a report on the spread of COVID-19 in northern Syria.

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