[QODLink]
Middle East

Citizen press emerges in Syria's rebel zones

Journalists in rebel-held areas report on issues such as guns, theft, lawlessness and poor services.

Last Modified: 31 Mar 2013 16:40
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Syria's opposition is made of many groups with different agendas.

Some observers call this diversity a democracy in the making. Others say the new reality in rebel-held areas has its own set of problems.

Citizen journalists who once reported on abuses carried out by President Bashar al-Assad, now cover other issues emerging in "liberated" areas. 

Some of the frequent topics of the citizen press corps are guns, lawlessness, theft, kidnapping and lack of services.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Aleppo, Syria.

79

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
join our mailing list