Information Minister Ziad Makary will launch the “Samir Kassab Prize for Photography and the Media” on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, on the case of the photojournalist of “Sky News Arabia”, Samir Kassab, who was kidnapped in the Aleppo countryside in Syria.
On this occasion, the Ministry of Information, under the supervision of Minister Makary, and in cooperation with state-run television (TL), produced a video on the case of Samir Kassab, who was kidnapped in Syria with two colleagues since October 15, 2013.
The video, titled: “The truth has been deleted, set it free”, begins with a video of Samir Kassab in Syria, while he was on a journalistic assignment for “Sky News Arabia”.
The video includes a speech by Minister Makary, as well as statements from the Kassab family, whom the minister met during a visit to their home in Hardine. The video also includes three testimonies from three Kassab colleagues.