Building Local Networks: Lessons from a Syrian Information Centre
April 4, 2022
In his second article on the work of the Rojava Information Center, Matt Broomfield discusses tactics used to build local networks and thus assure objective reporting in times of war and peace.
This is an ethical, as well as just a tactical, imperative. To counteract the silencing of local voices in a discourse dominated by Turkish government mouthpieces and Western think tanks, the RIC seeks to connect international journalists with primary sources on the ground — officials, activists, ordinary civilians, opposition politicians. Our aim is to increase not only the parity of coverage (i.e.. hearing from NES’ military and political leaders in counterpoint to Turkey’s), but also its depth, quality, and integrity.
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