Syria Warns Journalists against Sneaking In

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Syria warned on Saturday of legal measures against media organizations who allow their reporters to sneak into the violence-hit country, where three Western journalists have been killed.

The information ministry said authorities will take "the necessary measures against these people and these (media) organizations in conformity with the law," state-run SANA news agency reported.

"Media who try to infiltrate their journalists illegally into Syria will be held legally responsible for their action and for any repercussions that could arise concerning the journalists," it said.

The ministry accused "correspondents of certain media, particularly certain satellite channels known for their hostility towards Syria," of travelling with "terrorists" who commit crimes against the Syrian people.

"This is tantamount to complicity with terrorism" and calls for "judicial action," it said according to SANA.

Three Western journalists have been killed in Syria over the past year.

Two of them, veteran US reporter Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times, and French photographer Remi Ochlik, were killed in a rocket attack on a makeshift media center in the rebel city of Homs on February 22.

Two others French citizen, journalist Edith Bouvier and photographer William Daniels, were wounded in the same attack.

Comments 4
Thumb lebneneh 10 March 2012, 21:33

Yes of course...journalist who sneak in are terrorist... exactly like those demonstrators (now revolutionaries)...those frigging terrorist gangs...damn them!

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 11 March 2012, 00:45

Journalists are now terrorists for exposing the butcher Baath party in action. They will be shelled indiscriminately like the Syrian population.

If there are "terrorist gangs" why doesn't ASSad want them exposed? Why doesn't he let in Russia, China, Iran and Hezz journalists?

Missing peace 11 March 2012, 01:16

oh! i thought they had nothing to hide! if they are dealing with terrorists what are they afraid of? they should on teh contrary let everyone see the terrorists in action killing the poor syrian soldiers! no?
soooo funny!

Missing aris 11 March 2012, 01:31

Kill Assad and his cronies