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Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Muhammed Tariq Jadua

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 1 March 2014
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Muhammed Tariq Jadua, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e9161a.html [accessed 25 July 2016]
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Jisr Al-Shaghur Multimedia Network
July 27, 2013, in Jisr Al-Shaghur, Syria

Jadua, a videographer, was killed while covering clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces, according to news reports and his colleagues. He was a correspondent for the Jisr Al-Shaghur Multimedia Network (JMN), a group of local journalists who report on developments in the neighborhood of Jisr Al-Shaghur.

JMN staff told CPJ that Jadua was filming mortar fire by the Artillery of Islam Battalion, an independent rebel unit in Syria, on a regime checkpoint. Habib al-Jisry, a member of the battalion's media office who was with Jadua when he died, told CPJ that they were both filming the battle when a shell fired by a regime T-72 tank exploded near them, and he was hit in the head with shrapnel.

JMN has published nearly 100 videos on its YouTube channel, which was founded in December 2012. JMN staff told CPJ that Jadua had produced several videos on the effects of war on local civilians, including reports on internally displaced Syrians and public opinion of an opposition governing council. One of his reports, on the effects of regime bombardment on civilians, aired on opposition TV station Syria al-Gad.

Ammar Dendish, a correspondent for Orient News, told CPJ that Jadua had also assisted him in producing a number of reports, including one on clashes between rebel and regime forces around Jisr Al-Shaghur.

Medium:Television, Internet
Job:Broadcast Reporter, Camera Operator, Photographer
Beats Covered:Human Rights, 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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