Maya Nasser

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Maya Nasser
Native nameمايا ناصر
Born(1979-07-30)30 July 1979 [1]
Syria
Died 26 September 2012(2012-09-26) (aged 33)
Damascus, Syria
Cause of death Sniper shot
Nationality Syrian
Alma mater Kaplan University [1]
Employer Press TV
Known for Reports from Aleppo and rest of Syria during the Syrian Civil War

Maya Nasser (30 July 1979 – 26 September 2012) [2] was a Syrian journalist and reporter who worked for Press TV, an Iranian English-language broadcasting service. Nasser reported from Syria during the Syrian Civil War. His reports from Aleppo are the most notable. Nasser also reported from the United States, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Bahrain. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Iranian TV Reporter Killed on Air by Rebel Sniper in Damascus". Al-Manar. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. "Press TV correspondent killed in Syrian capital". Press TV. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.