“We are the generation that is establishing the foundation for real journalism”

For a long time, the only media outlets in Syria were controlled by the regime. Propaganda was the norm and professional journalism was practically absent. But since the start of the revolution, new media outlets have been established. These outlets want to be independent and to constitute a foundation for professional journalism in Syria. We spoke with Jawad, editor in …

SYRIAN INDEPENDENT MEDIA EVOLVES AS CIVIL WAR CONTINUES

BY KRISTY DENSMORE The media environment in Syria is nothing short of complicated given the civil war that has been raging since March 2011. Reporters Without Borders deems Syria the deadliest country in the world for journalists, and the Committee to Protect Journalistshas confirmed 94 journalist deaths since the beginning of the conflict. The Assad regime, infamous for its information control …

Alternative Media: Syria

Many alternative news sources have been spawned by this war. But given the amount of journalistic bias in both new media and mainstream outlets, it’s a case of buyer beware. In the pro-Assad corner the main players are the state-owned channels Syrian TV and Al Ekhbariya Al Soriyah. SANA, the state-owned news agency, also churns out pro-government news. And there …

My colleague died for peace

Ahmed’s example — an ordinary person compelled to heroism — is the real story of the Syrian revolution MURTAZA HUSSAIN Two years ago Ahmed Shihadeh enjoyed a peaceful, if routine, life as a married young man living and working in the suburbs of Damascus. A master’s student in economics at Damascus University, he, like everyone else around him, never accounted …

Revolutionary press blooms underground in Syria

 27 September 2012 In a country suffocated for decades by state censorship and media control, dozens of independent grassroots newspapers and websites have emerged since the outbreak of the Syrian revolt last year. Most of these pro-revolution outlets operate in a shroud of secrecy, their contributors using pseudonyms for fear of regime persecution. But their content is widely read by …

Nogle gange, når de ikke bomber, lader min mor mig lege med mine venner ude på gaden

HANIN AL-NUQQARI OG HEBA MAMAAR journalister på avisen Enab Baladi, Ghouta, øst for Damaskus, Syrien SYRIENS BØRN ENAB BALADI NYHEDSMEDIE SERIE Enab Baladi er et uafhængigt syrisk nyhedsmedie, der blev etableret i byen Daraya vest for Damaskus i december 2011. Det var, få måneder efter at opstanden brød ud i landet. Enab Baladi søger at fremme demokrati og styrke civilsamfundet …

Reporting from Inside Syria: ‘Enab Baladi’

Since 2011, more reporters have lost their lives in Syria than in any other war-zone. This powerful short documentary unveils the harsh conditions endured by the underground Syrian newspaper “Enab Baladi” (Grapes of my Country), and its everyday struggle to keep providing independent information. Source: Chloe Fairweather (vimeo) First Broadcast: 11/04/2015 source للقراءة على موقع عنب بلدي