Elijah J. Magnier: developments in Ghouta, Afrin

... and corporate media’s shameful reporting on Syria

On March 11, 2018, I was joined again by courageous journalist and analyst, Elijah J. Magnier, who was in Syria. He addressed developments in eastern Ghouta and in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin–where Turkey has been waging an illegal month and a half-long bombardment operation, killing hundreds of Syrian civilians.

He also spoke of the Reconciliation process, former militants now fighting with the Syrian army, and the makeup of the Syrian army itself. He addressed Twitter censorship, and the incredibly unethical journalism that is Western (and Gulf) corporate media on Syria, among other things.

**Note: the connection was weak at times and so there are a couple of occasions where the feed freezes for a few seconds. Apologies, out of my hands. The clicking was me trying to resolve whatever the issue was, and to ensure recording was continuing.

Elijah Magnier is the chief international correspondent at Al Rai and a political and terrorism/counterterrorism analyst, with over 32 years’ experience, including covering Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya & more.

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Our 1st interview here


By Eva Bartlett

Eva Bartlett is a freelance journalist and rights activist with extensive experience in the Gaza Strip, where she lived a cumulative three years (from late 2008 to early 2013), arriving by boat as a part of the Free Gaza missions. She documented the 2008/9 and 2012 Israeli war crimes and attacks on Gaza while riding in ambulances and reporting from hospitals. Eva accompanied Palestinian fishers and farmers as they came under intensive fire from the Israeli army. She has been to Syria four times since April 2014 and works to convey the voices of a people suffering under the foreign war on Syria. Her writings can be found on her blog, In Gaza.

(Source: ingaza.wordpress.com; March 13, 2018; http://tinyurl.com/y85c5rux)
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