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Global Journalist
9:34 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Kidnapped photojournalist says abductions becoming more common in Syria

Free Syrian Army fighters run after attacking a Syrian Army tank during fighting in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria.
Credit Manu Brabo / Associated Press

 

Listen to Global Journalist's interview with photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie.

As the United States considers military action in Syria, the country remains the most lethal place in the world for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that 15 journalists are currently missing in Syria. Charles Lister, an analyst at HIS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, told Vice on Saturday that in recent weeks there has been a discernible spike in reported kidnappings in northern Syria.

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