Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

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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.

Syria: Thousands of prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 outbreak

A lack of government transparency and access to health records, as well as overcrowded, unsanitary detention centers are putting thousands of Syrian prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus. Rights groups call for the release of detainees, including political prisoners and human rights defenders whose numbers remain largely unknown.

The Disappeared: Where are Syria’s forcibly disappeared activists?

Rights groups issue a joint statement on the missing, detained and forcibly disappeared human rights defenders in Syria, calling for their release, and an end to the culture of impunity for perpetrators of crimes against humanity.

Hundreds of people gather in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 15 March 2018, to call for peace and demand an end to the ongoing violence in Syria, Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Germany arrests two Syrians for alleged crimes against humanity

Anwar R. (56) and Eyad A. (42) are being charged with torturing detainees while they were Syrian intelligence officers in 2011 and 2012.

Women and children stage a protest against Assad Regime's siege to the town of Darayya, Damascus, Syria, 9 March 2016, Hussam El Ahmed /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Prominent activists confirmed executed by Assad regime in 2013

The Syrian regime has finally confirmed that it executed prominent activists Yahya and Muhammad Al-Sharbaji and Islam Dabbas over 5 years ago.

A man poses for a photo for the social media campaign #Iamstillalive, to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria, 2 March 2018, Khaled Akasha/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Syrian organisation documents death of 55 media professionals in Eastern Ghouta in past 7 years

The Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms of Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) has published a special report entitled “Media professionals in besieged Eastern Ghouta are under bombardment after 7 years of the Syrian revolution”.

Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

This statement was originally published on on 2 August 2017. On 1 August 2017, Noura Ghazi Safadi, Khartabil’s wife, announced on Facebook that her husband has been killed. She wrote: “Words are difficult to come by while I am about to announce, on behalf of Bassel’s family and mine, the confirmation of the death […]

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pressure mounts on Cambodia a year after Kem Ley’s killing

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.