Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last weekend’s arrest of a Damascus-based TV presenter who had posted a comment on Facebook about the decline in living standards in Syria, and deplores the fact that journalists still cannot raise sensitive…

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last weekend’s arrest of a Damascus-based TV presenter who had posted a comment on Facebook about the decline in living standards in Syria, and deplores the fact that journalists still cannot raise sensitive issues in government-controlled areas without risking reprisals.

Hala Jerf, a presenter on state-owned Syrian TV, was one of a total of eight people arrested on 30 January in an operation that, according to the


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