Building Syria’s surveillance state: A Privacy International investigation

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Children cross a road in front of a mural, part of an awareness campaign calling on people to take care during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Qamishli, Syria, 9 March 2021, DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian media struggles to report on the pandemic

A new study by The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression revealed significant gaps in the Syrian media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in disseminating accurate, depoliticized information, and countering misinformation.

A photojournalist lies on the ground as ISIL militants clash with Kurdish armed groups, in Syria's Zorafa region, near the Turkish border, 1 October 2014, Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Syria: A black hole for media workers

Over the past decade, media and journalists in Syria faced violations against their work an average of once every three days, reveals a new report from the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.

An AFP reporter hits the ground as a Syrian soldier runs past during snipper fire in the town of Maalula, Syria, 18 September 2013, ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images

The devastating toll of Syria’s uprising on journalists

On the tenth anniversary of the anti-government uprising that began Syria’s civil war, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) evaluates this war’s devastating impact on the country’s media and journalists, of whom hundreds have been killed and at least another hundred have disappeared or have fled abroad.