Syria

Syria

Horrendous environment

Syria’s civil war has made it one of the world’s deadliest country for journalists. Professional journalists and citizen-journalists alike are victims of violence by all parties: the Syrian military and its allies; the various armed opposition groups including the Islamic State and Hayat Tahrir al Sham; the Kurdish forces; and more recently the Turkish incursion into Afrin in early 2018. Frequent intimidation, arrests, abductions, and murders constitute a horrendous environment for the media. Since the start of the uprising, citizen-journalists have created new media outlets to shed light on the various aspects of the war.

177
in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

0

177 in 2017

Global score

-2.27

81.49 in 2017

Contacts

  • 2
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 6
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 1
    media assistants killed in 2018
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