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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: Abbad the media is a business and there goal is to make money anyway they can. Your observation is more accurate than there account of the news. They do not care what happened, they only care about what will sell, what happened is almost irrelevant. Often the title in large print is what will sell and later towards the end of the article they may print what actually happened to protect themselves from being sued.
    It is hard to find honesty anywhere nowadays. About the closest thing you can find is they "honestly" want to make money anyway they can. Lejan is right, tell us what you think, that's what conversations is all about. Be prepared though the people in here can see right through a phony story.
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      Oct 16 2013: Thanks Keith. I've indeed summarized my view in former responses; I don't see it as a war, but as a revolution driven by the people. It got violent, and this caused a lot of problems, but it's still driven by the will of the Syrians. There's still a lot of details to go through, and a lot of thing to say about the fake picture given by the media in many ways. Even though I am happy that people here are intelligent and thinks first about anything they hear before believing it, even if it's my opinions. This where the problem started in the first place.

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