Major violation of media freedom in Syria in September 2013

MediaViolations against media activists continued since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution in 2011 and up to the present day, especially by government forces who committed continuously and systematically: direct killing, arbitrary detention, and even torturing to death, compared to violations committed by armed opposition which showed up dramatically in the last two months. This is clearly reflected on Syrian Network for Human Rights’ statistics and monitoring violations committed by the two parties.
23 victims including one child of media activists were killed by government forces in September, which is a new proof, and evidence, can be added to file full of violations, at the time that armed opposition killed 1 media activist and arrested 6.
SNHR reaffirmed its condemnation of the continuous violations against media freedom and convey the truth of any party and whatever type or size disparity.
As the network seeks actively from all parties, to respect media freedom and to ensure the safety of media activists, with accounting involved in violations against journalists and media activists.
SNHR also underlines the need to hard and fast move for civil society organizations and bodies to press on the Syrian Government and armed opposition, and deter them by appropriate means.