Internet Reacts To Assassination Of Journalist By Sharing His Documentary On ISIS
Yesterday a journalist who spoke against the so-called Islamic State, and President Bashar al-Assad was assasinated in Turkey.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has said that Naji Jerf was shot dead in broad daylight outside a building that houses Syrian opposition news outlets.
As yet it is not known who was responsible for the shooting in Gaziantep, but it is said a silenced pistol was used.
The committee’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, Sherif Mansour, has said Turkish authorities must act.
“Syrian journalists who have fled to Turkey for their safety are not safe at all.”
We call on Turkish authorities to bring the killers of Naji Jerf to justice swiftly and transparently, and to step up measures to protect all Syrian journalists on Turkish soil.”
Social media has since been awash with tributes, with many sharing a documentary created by Jerf that exposed human rights abuses perpetrated by ISIS.
Jerf’s work will live on, and inspire the world to continue fighting against tyranny.