Death Toll Rises for Journalists in Syria

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Since 1992 seven journalists have been killed in Syria, making it one of the most difficult countries to cover. Last Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died of an asthma attack. Then on Tuesday  tragedy hit three more journalists.  A local videographer, Rami al-Sayed, was killed covering a bombardment. Also, two Western journalists — U.S.-born Marie Colvin and French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik — died when their makeshift media center came under fire.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticized the Syrian government for trying to block foreign and independent journalists from reporting on the country's uprising. Robert Mahoney, the deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about the risks that foreign correspondents face.

Guests:

Robert Mahoney

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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