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first_imgNews SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists to go further News Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News March 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Read in Arabic (بالعربية)News providers of all kinds – both pro-government and pro-opposition, and both professional and citizen journalists – continue to be the targets of deadly violence in Syria.”We strongly condemn the continuing slaughter of journalists, who are being deliberately targeted, and we again call on the authorities and opposition forces to protect them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “For freedom of information’s sake, neither professional nor citizen journalists should ever be targeted.”The latest victim is Mohamed Al-Ashram, a cameraman with the pro-government TV station Al-Ikhbariya, who was killed by a sniper in the eastern city of Deir El-Zor today. He was shot twice – in the leg and (fatally) in chest – while filming a clash in the district of Al-Mouadafines.His death brings the number of professional journalists killed since the start of the uprising to 15, six of whom were Syrian journalists working for government or pro-government media and five were foreign journalists.Citizen networks are meanwhile being badly hit because of the major role they play in distributing news content. September was the deadliest month so far for citizen journalists who provide the international community with information about the regime’s violent crackdown on its opponents. No region has been spared.The citizen journalist Mohamed Fayyad Al-Askar was killed during a regular army operation in the Al-Kousour district of Deir El-Zor on 28 September. A reporter for local radio Al Hourra and a member of the opposition Local Coordinating Committees (LCCs), he died after being stabbed several times in an ambush near his home. The citizen journalist Yusuf Al-Aqraa was shot dead in the district of Soltaniya on 27 September while covering shooting between the regular army and the Al-Farouk Battalion, which is part of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA).Abdelaziz Ragheb Al-Sheikh (also known as Abu Omar Al-Diri), the Sham News Network’s local correspondent, was killed during the bombardment of a civilian administration building in Deir El-Zor on 26 September.The journalist Yusuf Ahmed Deeb was killed during a Syrian airforce strike on the newspaper Liwaa Al-Fatih’s printing press in the northwestern city of Aleppo on 16 September.Freelance journalist Tamer Al-Awam was killed by shots fired by regular army soldiers while covering clashes between them and the FSA in the Aarbeen district of in Aleppo on 9 September. After living in Germany for many years, he had returned to Syria to cover the uprising and often provided information to international media, especially German media.Muhammad Badee Kasem, one of the founder’s of Deir El-Zor’s media centre, was killed while covering a clash between the FSA and the regular army near the city’s central post office on 4 September.Reporters Without Borders has also learned that Sham News Network activist Fares Mohamed was arrested by airforce intelligence personnel about 10 days ago in Homs. He had played a key role in collecting information and disseminating video footage in the Homs neighbourhood of Deir Baalba. October 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Ikhbariya cameraman killed after Black September for citizen journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save September 22, 2020 1,811 Views Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Investors Face Risk of Foreclosure Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / Housing Investors Face Risk of Foreclosure Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-09-22 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Forbearance Trends Hit a 5-Month Milestone Next: Can Opportunity Zones Help Combat Poverty? When it comes to eviction moratoria and other COVID-19 relief efforts, the focus often is on renters’ hardships. A new study concentrates on struggling landlords who derive a large portion of their income from their tenants.About a third of independent owners of single-family rental properties are from low- to moderate-income households (those with incomes of less than $90,000 a year), according to researchers at the Hamilton Project, an economic policy arm of the Brookings Institution.Hamilton’s recently released report showed that such “mom-and-pop” landlords are in a worse financial position relative to their higher-earning peers.”To better understand the economic circumstances of landlords,” the Hamilton Project reported data from the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances. It studied households that own at least one residential investment property and receive income from that property.Based on its study, the Hamilton Project determined that “not only do tenants face great economic risk in the COVID-19 recession … [lower-income] landlords—who may be coping with their own unemployment or additional expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic—will also struggle to pay their mortgages, utilities bills, property taxes, maintenance costs, and other property-related expenses. Relative to larger, corporate landlords, mom and pop landlords likely have fewer resources to withstand long delays or significant reductions in rental income.”When renters cannot pay rent, and are not required to in order to stay in their homes (under the eviction moratorium) it creates “a significant income shock for smaller landlords of modest means.”For many of these “mom and pop” landlords, property-related expenses can consume more than half of their property income, the study noted.Analysis found that, specifically, 40% of residential property units are owned by individual investor landlords.Among those owning residential investment property, property income constitutes up to 20% of the total household income for about a third of them.”Without rental assistance, tenants and smaller landlords alike will continue to struggle to make ends meet.”The study further showed that the moratorium and other renter-assistance will have less of an impact on higher-income landlords. For example, property income only represents 5% of total household income for landlord households earning over $200,000.In conclusion, the Hamilton Project recommends the following:”Emergency rental assistance resources should prioritize those facing the most severe housing insecurity, including those at high risk of homelessness. Supplementing the moratorium policy with federal rental assistance (detailed needs reported by Urban Institute) is critical to protect the long-term housing of tenants—and smaller landlords, too.”last_img read more