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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed al-Khal

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed al-Khal, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0b0c.html [accessed 23 October 2014]
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Freelance
November 25, 2012, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Al-Khal, a videographer who documented unrest in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, was killed in government shelling of the Hamidiya neighborhood while covering ongoing clashes between government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army, according to DeirEzzorTV, a local news broadcaster, and the Shaam News Network.

Al-Khal had contributed hundreds of hours of footage to the Shaam News Network and DeirEzzorTV, including that of clashes, civilian injuries, and fighting since the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, the same sources said.

International media relied heavily on footage shot by citizen journalists such as al-Khal. Shaam has posted tens of thousands of videos documenting the unrest in Syria since the uprising began in March 2011. The network's footage has been used by international news organizations such as Al-Jazeera and the BBC.

Medium:Television, Internet
Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Human Rights, Politics, War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:Yes
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
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