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|Who is responsible for the killing of Al-Jazeera‘s correspondent in Daraa?|
Al Jazeera correspondent Mohammed Hourani killed ato Al-Jazeera, by a Syrian Army sniper in Daraa Governorate (southern Syria) during coverage of clashes in Bosra Al-hareer…
Al Jazeera aired the video of the killing then withdrawn it after receiving a telephone call from the Amiri Diwan because video condemn Al–Jazeera not the Syrian army …
The correspondent entered Syria illegally, he did not put any sign indicating that he is a jounalist such as helmet, he was not wearing a protective a bullet proof jacket while the gun man with him who crossed the street before Al-Jazeera correspondent was wearing one. In fact the gunman alerted the (sniper) who did not know that the man who runs with the militants is a journalist .
This Video is not the Al-Jazeera version, see it before they remove it.
Will al-jazeera admit its crime?… Will al-jazeera compensate family of the deceased? … Will al-jazeera stop trading with the blood of ordinary journalists, secure journalists first by issueing official approval for their work and then provide them with vests used by journalists in crisis and war regions rather than throwing them without the slightest sense of responsibility?
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من المسؤول عن قتل مراسل محطة الجزيرة في درعا
قتل مراسل قناة الجزيرة القطرية محمد الحورانى برصاص قناص تابع للقوات النظامية السورية فى محافظة درعا (جنوب سوريا) الجمعة، بحسب ما أفادت القناة مساء الجمعة.وبثت القناة فى شريط إخبارى عاجل “استشهاد الزميل محمد الحورانى مراسل الجزيرة برصاص قناصة النظام السورى فى محافظة درعا”، مشيرة إلى أنه استهدف “خلال تغطيته لاشتباكات فى بصرى الحرير
الجزيرة عرضت شريط مقتل مراسلها ثم سحبته من العرض بعد تلقيها اتصالا هاتفيا من الديوان الاميري لان الشريط يدين محطة الجزيرة ولا يدين الجيش السوري … فالمراسل الذي دخل سوريا بطريقة غير شرعية لم يكن يضع اية اشارة تفيد انه صحفي كما انه لم يكن يضع خوذة ولم يكن يرتدي صدرية واقية بينما كان مرافقه المسلح يرتدي واقية رصاص واتضح ان المسلح الذي ركض قبل مراسل الجزيرة عابرا الشارع الذي تدور فيه المعارك هو الذي نبه ( القناص ) الذي لم يكن يعلم ان الرجل الذي يركض مع المسلحين هو صحفي ومراسل للجزيرة او غيرها
هل ستعترف الجزيرة بجريمتها … وهل سيتم تعويض اسرة القتيل … وهل ستقوم ادارتها التي تتاجر بدماء البسطاء من الصحفيين بتأمين صحفييها اولا باستصدار موافقات رسمية لعملهم ثم تزويدهم باللباس الواقي والصدريات التي يستعملها الصحفيون في مناطق الازمات والحروب بدلا من الزج بهم هكذا بمجانية ودون ادنى احساس بالمسئولية
The story as told by (AFP, Reuters ) the Al-Akhbar. The Video below pulished by Al-Akhbar is the Al-jazeerah version aired and withdrawn
Snipers kill local, French journalists in Syria
Published Friday, January 18, 2013
A sniper killed a Syrian reporter affiliated with Al Jazeera in southern Syria on Friday, the pan-Arab television network said, in the second such shooting of a journalist in two days in the conflict-swept country.
The killings take the death toll of reporters who have died in Syria’s 22-month conflict to at least 20, according to a count by AFP and Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, or RSF.
“Mohammed Hourani was shot dead by a regime sniper in Basra al-Harir in the province of Daraa, while he was covering the clashes there,” Al Jazeera said in a statement.
Before joining Al Jazeera, Hourani was an outspoken supporter of the anti-government uprising, the broadcaster said.
Amateur video posted online and distributed by activists showed the moment that Hourani was killed.
Wearing a beige jumper and carrying a microphone embossed with Al Jazeera’s logo, he stood in a line of rebel fighters running one by one across a muddy alley, ducking as they sped to avoid being shot by snipers positioned nearby.
Hourani was hit as a sniper fired at least three shots, and fell to the ground.
Video shows Hourani’s final moments:
He was the second reporter to be killed by snipers in 24 hours in strife-torn Syria.On Thursday, Belgian-born French journalist Yves Debay was shot dead by sniper fire in the northern city of Aleppo, a Turkish official said on Friday.
He was taken to Turkey where medical staff pronounced him dead after being shot once in the head and once in the chest on Thursday.
“France condemns this odious act and expresses its condolences, its sympathy and its solidarity with the friends and family of Yves Debay,” French President Francois Hollande said in a statement.
Debay had been working for Assaut, a French magazine he founded and which specializes in military affairs.
According to French media, Debay was born in 1954 in what was then the Belgian Congo and later took French nationality. A former soldier, he later moved into journalism where he specialized in war reporting.
Last year, Syria was the most dangerous country by far for journalists with 28 killed, according to the watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists. Several reporters are also missing in Syria after being abducted during the uprising.
Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have kidnapped journalists suspected of supporting the government, or who have published material implicating them in war crimes.
Pro-government militias have also detained journalists, including an NBC News team who were held for five days in December.
Dozens of others were killed in relentless fighting across different parts of the country Friday.
The United Nations estimates that over 60,000 people have been killed in Syria’s 22-month-long uprising.
(AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar)
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