Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Lawrence Fahmy al-Naimi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||18 December 2012|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Lawrence Fahmy al-Naimi, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0b511.html [accessed 9 March 2014]|
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Shaam News Network
May 27, 2012, in Damascus, Syria
Al-Naimi, the head of live-streaming for the citizen news organization Shaam News Network, was killed along with two colleagues – Ammar Mohamed Suhail Zado, Shaam's Homs director, and Ahmed Adnan al-Ashlaq, a correspondent – while filming clashes between security forces and armed rebels in Damascus. The journalists were in an apartment in the Al-Midan neighborhood when their building was shelled by security forces, according to a Shaam News Network representative who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The representative said the network believes security forces targeted the journalists. The representative told CPJ that the army had taken away the bodies and had not returned them to their families in Homs.
The Damascus-based Shaam News Network has posted thousands of videos documenting the unrest since the uprising began in March 2011. Shaam's footage has been used heavily by several international news organizations including Al-Jazeera, BBC, and CNN.
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Military Officials|