According to media reports, a reward of 25,000$ was offered to militants who kill Russian war correspondents Evgeny Poddubnyy or Oleg Blokhin.
Podbubnyy and Blokhin are covering the Syrian war from the frontline.
RUJ Executive Secretary and IFJ Vice President, Timur Shafir said: “We are deeply concerned about this situation. We call on the VGTRK media company board to ensure the safety of Russian correspondents».
IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger, said: “We call on authorities and the VGTRK media to do their utmost to protect our colleagues from this appalling threat. War correspondents do a heroic job by reporting on the reality of war and their safety must be guaranteed”.