The Syrian Center for Press Freedoms (SCPF) said that it had documented at least 22 violations against female journalists and media activists since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011.
The Center on Tuesday released a report under the title “Female Journalists in Syria, Reality and Challenges” detailing the reality of the work of female journalists in Syria and the violations being committed against them.
SCPF’s report listed four female journalists and media activists who were killed, 12 who were detained, and six others who were injured, physically assaulted, received threats and intimidated to impede their work.
The report shed light on the role of female journalists and media activists since the beginning of the revolution through their participation in peaceful demonstrations and their coverage of events in Syria. The report also highlighted their role in reporting the events in Syria to local and foreign media having worked as photographers, editors, and communications officers.
Moreover, the report highlighted the role of female journalists in the areas under the control of the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the violations being committed against journalists in these areas. The Center said it had recorded no fewer than 75 violations by the PYD militias, including four against female journalists.
In a report released in July, the Center said that it had documented 132 violations against journalists and media activists throughout Syria during the first half of 2017. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)