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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Ferzat Jarban

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Ferzat Jarban, 20 December 2011, available at: [accessed 18 November 2017]
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November 19 or 20, 2011, in Al-Qasir, Syria

Jarban, a cameraman, was last seen being placed under arrest while he was filming an antigovernment demonstration in the town of Al-Qasir on November 19, local press freedom groups reported, citing witnesses. He was found dead the next day in the middle of a main road in Al-Qasir, which is in the province of Homs. His body was mutilated and his eyes were gouged out, a member of the opposition Syrian revolutionary council in Homs told the London-based daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat. Al-Jazeera also reported the death, citing the revolutionary council as its source.

Jarban was the first journalist killed in Syria in connection to his work since CPJ started keeping detailed records in 1992. The freelance cameraman filmed demonstrations and the ensuing clashes with security forces in Homs and sent the footage to several Arabic news networks, Al-Sharq al-Aswat reported.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
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