Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

French Journalist Killed In Syria

A France TV2 journalist who won an award for his coverage of the Tunisian revolt in 2011 has died in a mortar attack in Syria. Gilles Jacquier was covering a pro-government rally when the area came under fire. He is the first Western journalist to die during the current Syrian violence. The Syrian government has expressed its condolences to his family and to the French government.

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