Debunking the MSM myths on the role of independent journalism in revealing the truth of conflict in Syria.
I don’t often write here in recent times but I consider this piece by Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett to be important enough to be given the widest audience (such as it is) that I can muster. So, I am reblogging this post from Eva’s own blog ‘In Gaza’, and I will also share it on Facebook.
Let me just say that I greatly admire the courage and tenacity with which this young woman conducts her life and work. Thank you, Eva.
*In the old city of Homs, June 2014, speaking with Zeinat and Aymen al-Akhras who endured years of hell under the rule of militant factions. In May 2014, an agreement saw the reportedly 1,200 militants bussed out of Homs (as recently happened in Aleppo), bringing peace to the neighbourhoods they’d occupied and terrorized. Excerpt from my article on this visit and interviewing residents of the old city of Homs: “I dropped to 34 kilos. Aymen told me to weigh myself. I got on the scale and said, ‘What’s 34 kilos?’. A ten-year-old weighs more than that! And Aymen was 43 kilos. For a man, 43 kilos…”
“We were twelve siblings with eight houses in the area, and the family house. We all had stores of food.”
“Thirty-eight times they came to steal our food. The first couple of times, they knocked on the door, after that they just entered…
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Good to see you back here on the blog although I am still seeing you on FB (I no longer share or like or make comments there, just lurk ….got me into too much trouble with a certain friend!).
It’s good to see there are still people out there like Eva Bartlett who are determined to get the truth out. The US, NATO and MSM have a lot to answer for. I hope they get their just deserts eventually.
(I had to click on ‘9 photos’ to find your comments. Is that where you intended them to be or have you forgotten how to post? 😉 )
Good to talk to you Bev. I’ve missed you on Facebook, but lurkers are also welcome. Your ‘certain friend’, I am happy to say, still comments on my page from time to time.
I haven’t changed anything on the blog. I assume you were viewing from the Home Page rather than by using the direct link from FB, but I can see that the little thought bubble that usually shows the comment count isn’t appearing. Don’t know why. If you had clicked on the post title it would also have got you there.
Yes, you’re right…I came from the home page via my blog feed, now I’ve come from the FB link and the post looks normal. The wonders of computers….