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Syria - Islamic State holding at least 20 media workers hostage in Mosul

Reporters without borders
As the US-led international coalition continues its airstrikes in Iraq and northern Syria in a bid to halt the Jihadi advance, Islamic State is stepping up its persecution of journalists, either threatening to kill them, kidnapping them or mistreating those it is already holding. Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls. According to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), Islamic State kidnapped nine journalists (...)

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