Sunday, April 10, 2011

Why Aren't Western and Arab Media in Syria? | The Weekly Standard

Why Aren't Western and Arab Media in Syria? | The Weekly Standard
What’s peculiar is that given the size of the uprising—people are in the streets of every major Syrian city except Aleppo—and the bravery of the demonstrators, there’s been little attention paid to it. After all, these are not Egyptian security forces under the command of a U.S. ally like former president Hosni Mubarak. Any Syrian who steps out into the street understands that if security forces have a clear shot, they’ll take it, and no one is going to stop them, certainly not the regime, and not fear of repercussions from the international press either. The same Western and Arab media that covered the Egyptian uprising as it unfolded is all but absent from Syria.

2 comments:

ogre said...

In at least some cases, it's because Syria is explicitly *not* permitting them entry.

Bill Baar said...

It's not stopping me.