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Syria - French war reporter shot dead in Aleppo

Reporters Without Borders - Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:09 GMT
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Reporters Without Borders condemns Belgian-born French journalist Yves Debay's death yesterday in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said he was fatally shot while covering fierce fighting between government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. A former soldier who was fascinated by fighting and became a war reporter, Debay created the magazine Raids in 1986 and Assaut, another magazine specializing in military matters, in 2005. According to the Reporters Without Borders tally, a total of 20 journalists and at least 49 citizen-journalists have been killed in connection with their reporting in Syria since the start of the uprising and the ensuing crackdown in March 2011. Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the way journalists are being caught in the spiralling violence. "We condemn the growing threats to journalists, who are often being targeted," Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. "Syria is now the world's most dangerous country for news providers of all kinds."

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