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Abbad Diraneyya


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Syria: what should we do about the media?

Since the events started in Syria in march 2011, the media has been playing different and varying roles, either the government's or the main stream media. Born in a diaspora Syrian family with a lot of relatives inside the country, I can tell that non are speaking the truth, not even part of it. Seeing comments on news websites and here in Syria-related conversations, it's quite clear that people outside Syria doesn't actually have a least idea of what's "really" going up there.

Now, the problem is that, this media blackout is being exploited by both the government and the world great powers to gain their interests on the expense of the Syrian people, with the people of the world, even of the neighboring countries, not knowing anything about it, or being given very distorted picture of the situation.

So, what can we do about it? How can the people inside Syria deliver their voice to the world on spite of the media blackout? How could the truth be told?


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    Oct 13 2013: First step: being aware of "americanisation" of media, and that the media is not objective.
    Second step: BIG STEP is to stop using social networks, because whole your privacy is in their hands.
    Third step: Being aware that USA, want to stop everything that has good prospects and to downgrade it. They also did that to mine country, Serbia.
    Fourth step: Being aware of cultural and history capacities of your country.

    Everything else is question of mutual support of citizen and focus in the same direction.

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