Monday, 04 December 2017 20:29

Monitoring Group Documents 19 violations Against Journalists in Syria in November

The Syrian Center for Press Freedoms said it had recorded a total of 19 violations against journalists and media workers in Syria in November.

According to a report the watchdog group issued on Monday, the Assad regime was responsible seven violations while the Russian forces were responsible for three.

The report listed one violation by each of the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the ISIS extremist group. It indicated that five more violations were committed in the town of Atareb in rural Aleppo.

According to the report, media activist Mustafa Mohammed Osman al-Shun was killed in Russian airstrikes on the town of Atarab in western rural Aleppo. The number of journalists and media workers who have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in mid-March rose to 420.

The report indicated that nine media activists were injured in November, mostly in the Damascus suburbs, four of which were caused by exposure to poison gas fired by regime forces on eastern Ghouta.

The Center noted that the majority of violations took place in Rural Damascus and Aleppo, with nine and eight violations recorded in the two provinces respectively. Two more violations were committed in the provinces of Hama and Hasaka, the report added.

According to the report, the Assad regime also committed two violations during the month of October and which were verified using the standards of documentation and methodology followed by the Center. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network)

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