Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz, 39, has gone missing after landing in Damascus on Friday to cover the events in Syria, the news agency says. Dozens of journalists are reported to have been detained by the Syrian government since the uprisings began in mid-March. –ARK

Al-Jazeera:

Dorothy Parvaz left Doha, Qatar, for Syria on Friday to help cover events currently taking place in the country. However, there has been no contact with the 39-year-old since she disembarked from a Qatar Airways flight in Damascus.

… An Al Jazeera spokesman said: “We are concerned for Dorothy’s safety and wellbeing. We are requesting full cooperation from the Syrian authorities to determine how she was processed at the airport and what her current location is. We want her returned to us immediately.”

… Media organisations, including Al Jazeera, have been restricted in Syria from reporting what activists describe as an increasingly violent crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters.

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