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Syria - RSF explains withdrawal of release about Jumpei Yasuda

Reporters without borders
On 28 December, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) removed a six-day-old press release from its website that was about Jumpei Yasuda, a Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria since July. RSF posted a brief note the same day saying the release “was not drafted according to normal procedure and was not sufficiently verified.” An investigation had established that, contrary to RSF's internal rules, information in the release was unfortunately based on a single source in the absence of certainty (...)

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