Syrian journalist Maya Naser born 30 July 1979 died 26 September 2012
"are you Christian and where are you coming from?" With more fear to be hidden: yes I am Christian and I am coming from Damascus."
In remembering the first anniversary of the death of Maya Naser we link to this two part personalised account, from early July 2012, by the journalist in which he recounts his journey to the city of Homs to collect his friend who had to leave the rebel controlled Christian area of the old city centre.
Maya Naser was a Syrian journalist and reporter who worked for Press TV, an Iranian English-language broadcasting service. Maya Naser reported from Syria during the current conflict and had previously reported from the United States, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Bahrain. On 26 September 2012, Maya was covering the large explosions at the Syrian army's headquarters in Umayyad Square, Damascus when he was shot through the neck and killed by a rebel sniper, he was 33 years old.