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Alhurra's Fahmi Still Missing


A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at a factory after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on February 8.

A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at a factory after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on February 8.

Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi was last seen when he was traveling with his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal in Syria on August 20. A firefight erupted, and the two were caught in the crossfire. Both were captured, although Ünal was released 90 days later.

Japan Press’s Mika Yamamoto was killed during the deadly gun battle.

With virtually no information available about Fahmi since August, the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors has stepped up demands for his immediate release.

The Committee to Protect Journalists recently reported that "at least 32 journalists have been killed in Syria since the start of the revolution in 2011, making Syria the most dangerous place in the world for journalists in 2012."


The BBG's most recent statement on Bashar Fahmi is here.
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