Hussein Khattab

  • Classification Journalist

  • Gender Male

  • Nationalities
  • Life status Dead

    Year of death 2020

    Place of death Syria

    Cause of death Murder

  • Occupations
    • Broadcast Reporter
    • Camera Operator
  •   Additional Details
  • Status Killed

  • Medium
    • Internet
    • Television
  • Coverage
    • Culture
    • Human Rights
    • Politics
    • War
  • Origin Local

  • Staff or Freelance Staff

    • Suspected source
      • Unknown Fire
    • Impunity
      • Complete Impunity
    • Taken captive No

    • Threatened Yes

    • Tortured No

On December 12th, in Southern Syria, Hussein Khattab left his home carrying his tools to write a report on Covid-19, adding freedom of the press to his new year buckets in Syria. He eagerly wants to return home to continue working on his project, “the Syrian Media Council”, which he announced at the end of November 2020.
However, he couldn’t reach back home, as he fell dead by bullets of gunmen who shot him and fled.

Khattab thought that he isn’t crossing the red lines by demanding protection and freedom to journalists since he doesn’t call for a secret or terrorist organization rather giving free rein to the pens of journalists and enable them to utter a word of truth. unfortunately, he committed an unforgivable mistake in those countries.