The Syrian Journalists Association has released its annual report for 2022, documenting violations against journalists and media institutions in Syria, coinciding with the twelfth anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. According to the report, the Assad regime has remained at the forefront of perpetrators of violations in Syria since 2011.
The Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms at the Syrian Journalists Association documented 55 violations against the media and journalists in Syria over the past year, including two violations committed outside the country. This brings the total number of violations recorded in the center’s records since 2011 to 1,476 violations.
The report indicated that the second half of last year witnessed 35 violations, compared to 20 violations in the first half of the same year. August witnessed the highest number of documented violations with 11, followed by September with 10 violations, and February with 9 violations, while December saw only one violation recorded.
The report revealed that the Assad regime has remained at the top of the list of parties responsible for violations against the media in Syria since 2011 until the end of 2022, with responsibility for committing 622 violations out of the total of 1,476 violations.
The PYD militia came in second, responsible for 166 violations, followed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in third place with 148 violations. ISIS was responsible for 140 violations, followed by the remaining parties with 125 violations, and Russia with 64 violations.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)