It has been two months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cuneyt Unal were taken into custody in Syria.
The US Broadcasting Board of Governors
renewed its call for the immediate release of these two men, who were in Syria in a purely journalistic capacity. Since their August 20 abduction, Unal has appeared on Syrian television once and there has been no information regarding Fahmi.
As seen in this video
, the wives of Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal have been leading weekly demonstrations at the Syrian consulate in Istanbul to demand the release of their husbands.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has named Syria the deadliest country for journalists in 2012, with 20 journalists being killed.