Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mazhar Tayyara
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||18 December 2012|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mazhar Tayyara, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0b1c.html [accessed 26 May 2013]|
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February 4, 2012, in Homs, Syria
Tayyara, a videographer and photojournalist who contributed to Agence France-Presse and other international outlets, was killed by government forces' fire in the city of Homs.
He was reporting from Al-Khaldiyeh neighborhood when government forces shelled the district, the news website Citizenside reported. As Tayyara assisted people injured in the blast, "a second volley of shells fell and he was hit," a friend told AFP. The journalist sustained multiple severe injuries and died at a local hospital within hours, news reports said.
Tayyara contributed news footage to the London-based daily the Guardian and the German daily Die Welt, according to news reports. His footage has appeared on Al-Jazeera and CNN, AFP reported.
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Military Officials|