Cairo, Egypt, April 17, 2013 – Despite the grave struggles of the Syrian people, relief workers, and the heroes of the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian Coalition finds it necessary to issue this open letter to express our gratitude to journalists and photographers on the ground in Syria. We recognize their bravery, as they risk their lives to uncover the truth and broadcast it to the world. This indeed is an honorable act.
The Syrian Coalition would like to express its deep gratitude to the journalists and correspondents who search for the truth amongst the vast rubble and destruction in Syria. We thank the news agencies operating in Syria for their professionalism, transparency, and integrity in reporting.
The Syrian Coalition urges members of the FSA, across the different brigades, to offer all possible protection for these great journalists, Syrians and foreigners alike, and to provide them with the necessary assistance so they can perform their duties impartially and with integrity.
We ask for mercy for our martyrs, freedom for our prisoners, and health for our wounded.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.