Syrian journalist wins media freedom prize

  • 18/11/2015

A Syrian journalist who lives and works in the war-scarred city of Aleppo has been awarded the Reporters without Borders Prize for her defence of press freedom.

The Paris-based media rights group singled out Zaina Erhaim for her "determination and courage" in covering the conflict in Syria, which is deemed the most dangerous country in the world for journalists.

Over the past two years Erhaim has trained around 100 print and television journalists, a third of them women.

Her uncle accepted the prize on her behalf at a ceremony in the French city of Strasbourg.