Images of Syrians – the people

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The images above were taken from Syrian satellite TV, September 2012.   Most pictures related to Syria that are shown in the mainstream media in Australia these days are of ‘rebels’ or of refugees, with interviews of individuals (almost exclusively men) who support the ‘rebels’.  Yet, it would be fair to say the overwhelming majority of Syrian people do not support the armed aggression against their country and when they can, they make a determined effort to get on with life as normal.  If only their images and voices could be heard outside Syria, people would have a very different understanding of the crisis in Syria.  Serious efforts have been made to censor Syrian TV, so the views of Syrians are not heard, their faces not seen.

 

 

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