Arabic
 |  Francais  |  English



Fifth Authority
Mail List

Calendar

Vote
http://scm.bz/?page=show_det&category_id=103&id=1049&lang=en
http://scm.bz/?page=show_det&category_id=103&id=913&lang=en
http://scm.bz/?page=show_det&category_id=94&id=747&lang=en
http://scm.bz/?page=show_det&category_id=94&id=665&lang=en
http://scm.bz/?page=show_det&category_id=94&id=665&lang=en

News Alerts

Adjourn the hearing of the SCM detainees
Adjourn the hearing of the SCM detainees
Mentioning that the decision to assign Mr.MazenDarwish, Hani Az-zeitani, Hussein Ghrair was including Mhd Mansour Alomari and Abdurahman Hamadah were allowed to be free while awaiting trial.

Syrian Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Mazen Darwish and other detained activists
Syrian Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Mazen Darwish and other detained activists
The undersigned Organisations call on the Syrian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mazen Darwish, a prominent Syrian human rights defender and Director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression an organization that enjoys UN ECOSOC consultative status, as well as seven of his colleagues and a visitor, who were arrested on 16 February 2012 during a raid on their Damascus offices.

Raid of SCM Office in Damascus, Arrest of its Staff and Visitors
Raid of SCM Office in Damascus, Arrest of its Staff and Visitors
In a new escalation against freedom of expression and media work in Syria, the Office of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) in Damascus was raided on Thursday 16 February at approximately one and a half PM by agents of the Air Intelligence Intelligence (Mazzeh branch). The raid, that was carried out by members of the security apparatus along with a group of armed men, who caused panic and fear among employees and visitors of the center, especially since the officer in charge did not disclose the arrest or search warrants that are supposed to be issued by a public prosecutor.

Citizen Journalist MazharTayyara Killed in Homs
Citizen Journalist MazharTayyara Killed in Homs
With great sorrow and grief, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression receives news of citizen journalist Mohammad Mazhar Mohammad Omar Tayyara s death who was killed in the neighborhood of Al Khalidiya in the city of Homs on 4/2/2012. He left home in the neighborhood of the Inshaat at night to head to Khalidiya and speak to one of the international media channels on the current events in Homs. The shelling, however, hit him, he died later in Bir Hospital.

Detention of Hussein Isso Continues, Fears over his Deterioration of Health
Detention of Hussein Isso Continues, Fears over his Deterioration of Health
The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression is deeply concerned about Syrian writer Hussein Isso who has been detained for five months now in the city of Hasaka.

Cyber-Activist Alaa Chweti in Detention for Over Four Months
Cyber-Activist Alaa Chweti in Detention for Over Four Months
The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression is deeply concerned about the fate of Syrian cyber activist Ala Chweti who has been detained for more than four months now.

Syrian Blogger and Activist Qais Abazly Freed
Syrian Blogger and Activist Qais Abazly Freed
The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression has learned today that Syrian blogger and activist Qais Abazly was released and that he is in good health.

Syrian Filmmaker Ghassan Abdalla Released
Syrian Filmmaker Ghassan Abdalla Released
Sources close to the Syrian filmmaker Ghassan Abdallah told the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression that Abdalla was briefly questioned over similarity of names and was released on the same day.

Opportunities

Youth Journalism International hosts contest [Worldwide]
Youth Journalism International hosts contest [Worldwide]
Deadline: 2/3/12

Student reporters, cartoonists and photographers age 19 and under can enter a contest.

Reuters offers fellowships to writing, reporting class [Worldwide]
Reuters offers fellowships to writing, reporting class [Worldwide]
Deadline: 1/6/12

Thomson Reuters Journalists who want to improve their writing and reporting skills can apply for fellowships to a course in London.

World Press Institute fellowships open [Worldwide]
World Press Institute fellowships open [Worldwide]
Deadline: 2/1/12

Journalists from around the world are encouraged to apply for the World Press Institute fellowship program in the United States.

World Press Photo multimedia contest open
World Press Photo multimedia contest open
Deadline:1/25/12

Journalists can submit multimedia projects to a contest.

Reporters Without Borders seeks secretary-general
Reporters Without Borders seeks secretary-general
Date: 12/19/11

An international press freedom organization seeks a new leader.

Scholarship for media and communication students available
Scholarship for media and communication students available
Students from Jordan Lebanon Syria Egypt and Iraq can apply for a fellowship towards a masters degree in the United States.

Foreign correspondent fellowship open
Foreign correspondent fellowship open
Journalists can apply for a two-week reporting fellowship abroad.

Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) announces the ( Best. Fellowship. Ever.) that will send a journalist to Haiti Liberia and Afghanistan to cover PDTs work

Fellowship for ethics leadership in media open
Fellowship for ethics leadership in media open
Journalists interested in ethics can apply for a fellowship.

The Center for International Media Ethics (CIME) seeks media professionals interested in the ethical aspects of journalism and

Free online course in science journalism open
Free online course in science journalism open
Journalists can participate in a free online course available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

Human Rights Watch offers grants for writers [Worldwide]
Human Rights Watch offers grants for writers [Worldwide]
Deadline: 10/12/11
Journalists and writers who are in financial need due to political persecution can be nominated for a grant.

Photo, video contest accepting entries [Worldwide]
Photo, video contest accepting entries [Worldwide]
Deadline: 31/12/11
Photographers and videographers worldwide can enter a contest.

Investigative journalism prize seeks entries [Worldwide]
Investigative journalism prize seeks entries [Worldwide]
Deadline: 31/01/12
Journalists and photographers can enter a contest with a US$5,000 prize.

Business monthly seeks freelancers [Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria]
Business monthly seeks freelancers [Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria]
Date: 08/11/11
A business monthly magazine is offering freelance opportunities for writers with experience in the Middle East.


Press/Internet News

Syria must release imprisoned journalists
Syria must release imprisoned journalists
Dear President Assad: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to bring to your attention disturbing reports of journalists being arrested and subjected to abuse in Syrian prisons.

Syrian websites violate Canadian sanctions
Syrian websites violate Canadian sanctions
Websites for the Syrian government are being hosted in Canada, where sanctions were imposed after a Syrian crackdown on pro-democratic protesters.

Seeds of dissent in the state TV fortress
Seeds of dissent in the state TV fortress
A group of employees inside the Egyptian state TV and radio building, Maspero, are hoping to revolutionize the decades-old media institution that has served as the mouthpiece of dictators.

Foreign media urged to take utmost care to protect local sources
Foreign media urged to take utmost care to protect local sources
Reporters Without Borders calls on the foreign media to take greater care to protect the Syrian journalists who work for them and to protect their other sources in Syria.

Burma Follows Syrian Example And Uses US Company Technology For Online Censorship
Burma Follows Syrian Example And Uses US Company Technology For Online Censorship
Burma is reportedly using a United States company technology for online censorship, it is the same company whose internet filtering servers were used by Syria to restrict online content.


شهداء الكلمة الحرة
http://en.rsf.org/spip.php?page=article&id_article=33844
http://march12.rsf.org/en/#ccenemies
http://www.facebook.com/scm.center
http://www.twitter.com/SyrianCenter


Copyright © SCM. All rights reserved