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Crossing the Syrian borders from Turkey? Would appreciate any information I could get?
Regards / Olof

by Olof Jarlbro at 2012-11-10 16:14:22 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Olof, through other journalists in Turkey get a guide you can trust. Other journo’s have fallen into extreme al-qaeda fighters hands and been taken prisoner. Be very careful.

by Jim Garnett | 11 Nov 2012 15:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Olof its not as bad as Jim is making it out to be

by Musa | 19 Nov 2012 14:11 | Aleppo, Syria | | Report spam→
I am a Syrian refugee in Turkey, English literature graduate and in Turkey now.I can help any journalist who would like to cross to Syria .I did not hear about any journalist who was kidnapped or harmed at all . We can communicate first

by Seham | 19 Nov 2012 22:11 | Antakya, Turkey | | Report spam→
Seham—The private messaging on LS does not work and your profile does not have contact info—-I am clear on why you most likely do not want to put out a phone or email—-but you’ll have to work it out if you want to be contacted.

I am not going to Syria at this time and only helping out so you are clear when no one contacts you.

Good luck and stay safe,


by David Bro | 20 Nov 2012 05:11 (ed. Nov 20 2012) | Orange County-Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
Seham, I am interested to get into contact with you! Please enail me at johann[at]jb-photography.org



by Johann Brandstatter | 20 Nov 2012 07:11 | Sofia, Bulgaria | | Report spam→
Thanks, Seham please send me an email info@olofjarlbro.net, will be in antakya in end of this week or beginning of next.

by Olof Jarlbro | 20 Nov 2012 08:11 | Sofia, Bulgaria | | Report spam→
Seham, I am interested to get into contact with you! The private messaging on LS is not working!!!
Please email me

Thank You

by Nicky Olckers | 20 Nov 2012 13:11 | Johannesburg, South Africa | | Report spam→
He Seham you understand English I hope this was a big story and you never ever hear of it ?? at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/27/western-photographers-syria-kidnapped_n_1711125.html and http://ikjnews.com/?p=3785and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19136630 an http://rt.com/news/journalist-missing-syria-kidnapped-352/ and http://www.13wmaz.com/news/national/article/199122/28/VIDEO—American-Journalist-Kidnapped-in-Syria and http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/13132 and http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=452744. Beware of the risk you take, and with who you contact if they have no mail or phone number don’t trust them. Stay save at al times.

by Robert Goddyn | 20 Nov 2012 14:11 (ed. Nov 20 2012) | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→
Hello Seham you wrote “I did not hear about any journalist who was kidnapped or harmed at all” now I have show you several sites with stories about kidnaped Journalist what is wrong with it ? you are because you wrote you have never hear about it.

by Robert Goddyn | 20 Nov 2012 23:11 | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→
today at 21-Nov-2012 Syria: Dutch journalist wounded
`The Dutch press photographer Marielle van Uitert is Friday in Syria when a mortar attack slightly injured. Her companion, the journalist Irene Zwaan, remained unharmed. The freelancers were traveling to Aleppo to prepare reports on the war in Syria. Friday exploded after a demonstration a mortar shell, close to the spot where they stood. There were ten deaths. Van Uitert got shrapnel and rubble into her leg, says Zwaan.The two are back in the Netherlands. With Van Uitert doing well, says Swan. However, both tired and weakened also by food poisoning.

by Robert Goddyn | 20 Nov 2012 23:11 | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→
lovely! An unknown person not providing personal contact data at an unknown location announces willingness to work for foreigners in an extremely hostile environment and a bunch of pro´s jump instantly on him like starving dogs.

come on, are you kidding? mind the gap…

by randbild | 21 Nov 2012 09:11 | Gorleben, Germany | | Report spam→
If anyone is planning on going to Syria… drop me an email at musa [at] musachowdhury.com
I will put you in contact with a good fixer. I was there a few weeks ago and plan to go back in a few weeks time.

The Battle for Aleppo – www.musachowdhury.com

PS. Finally, any war zone is dangerous! thats the risk you take as a journalist!

by Musa | 21 Nov 2012 09:11 | Aleppo, Syria | | Report spam→
I have to agree with you randbild… we may end up a couple members short on here! Good photojournalism doesn’t mean sacrificing common sense guys!

by Ryan Diehl | 21 Nov 2012 10:11 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
like lambs to the slaughter.

folks, many reputable journalists have been in and out. do your job and get in contact with them.

if you haven’t heard of problems with people running into trouble trying to cross you don’t want to be there as you are CLEARLY not prepared.

by john d | 26 Nov 2012 10:11 | hetay, Turkey | | Report spam→
whomever ‘maged’ is. if you want to discuss my comments feel free to do so here vs. email

i stand by what i said. journalists need to do their job and that involves using the head god gave them. as Robert, Randbild and Ryan gave pointed out.

mind the gap indeed

by john d | 02 Dec 2012 02:12 | istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
‘you are nothing because you gave nothing.İ am ready and you are not.İ thing this is the difference
you feel sad for lost journalist .Journalists lost everywhere
Syria .Idleb.Jeser al shoghour’

these are the mails i have been receiving from your so called ‘fixers’ people. again, as has been mentioned… be very careful about who you hire. do your research, talk to people who have been in and out and be a professional. the email is correct, i will always be concerned and regret the lost of journalists anywhere.

by john d | 04 Dec 2012 18:12 | istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
Just be mindful when you are out there, respect the people… Some journalist have been stomping their feet around and being bossy with the locals!

You’re life is in the hands of the FSA, fixer etc… Just listen to them and don’t push them!!!

by Musa | 04 Dec 2012 18:12 | Aleppo, Syria | | Report spam→
John, I’m sorry you have to receive emails like that… I’m not really sure if I got their point but I just wonder what these “fixers” would say if all the journalists would say “People lost everywhere” and do their stories based on that idea? Or wouldn’t go there at all?


by Laura Larmo | 04 Dec 2012 21:12 | Milan, Italy | | Report spam→

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Olof Jarlbro, Photographer Olof Jarlbro
Sofia , Bulgaria
Jim Garnett, Photographer/videographer Jim Garnett
London , United Kingdom ( LHR )
Musa, Photojournalist Musa
Aleppo , Syria
Seham, Seham
[location unknown]
David Bro, freelance editorial David Bro
freelance editorial
Orange County , United States ( LAX )
Johann Brandstatter, Photojournalist Johann Brandstatter
Sofia , Bulgaria
Nicky Olckers, Photojournalist Nicky Olckers
Johannesburg , South Africa ( JNB )
Robert Goddyn, Photographer Robert Goddyn
The Hague , Netherlands
randbild, photographer randbild
Hamburg , Germany
Ryan Diehl, Photographer Ryan Diehl
(The picture is the story...)
Kabul , Afghanistan
john d, retired hooligan john d
retired hooligan
(whats a tagline?)
Istanbul , Turkey
Laura Larmo, Photographer Laura Larmo
Milan , Italy


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