A Free press is a hallmark of democracy, even an hostile one.

We have seen some unacceptable instances where international journalists have been kicked out (asked to leave) from Syria accused of “untruthful reporting”. This while according to the journalist they are not even being granted access to areas like Eastern Aleppo and this at a time when the entire world is watching what happens.

Yes, indeed a large part of the western media is very much complicit in a complete hatchet job of the Syrian Arab Army’s liberation of East Aleppo, mostly by copy and pasting tweets from very dubious and often unnamed sources and circular references to each other. This is whilst we see very compelling and detailed reporting from journalists who are actually on the ground in the affected areas.

Okay, so some journalists will continue to be less than honest in their reporting of the facts on the ground in East Aleppo, but it is a lot harder to be completely oblivious to the testimony of the Syrian people who have actually lived through the nightmare in Aleppo for the last four years, and this will undoubtedly seep through in the reporting.

It is also a well-known fact that it is very hard to keep a skewed narrative with dozens or even hundreds of other reporters around that are also reporting from the same place at the same time.

Let as many reporters as you possibly can muster, meet anyone they want at any time they want without interference and put a stop to the cut & paste echo chamber “journalism”.

A free press, even a hostile one, is a hallmark of democracy and ensures an honest and properly functioning government, even if that means that you will get quite uncomfortable and might have to fire a few friends sometimes.

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Danny Froberg,
AMN – Al Masdar News

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hestroy
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hestroy

“A free press…” LOL!!!

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Charles Fasola

If these so-called journalists, mostly paid purveyors of propaganda, reprted the facts and evidence on the ground, rather than lies I could be empathetic to the authors points of view.
The facts and evidence thus far do not support the author.

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Stern Daler

Only dictatorships cannot afford free reporting. See Turkey going there.

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For the destroying of Kurdish cities, even UN employees were barred to approach and any communications were cut. “A free press, even a hostile one, is a hallmark of democracy and ensures an honest and properly functioning government” => But is it a free press while they strangely seem on orders from their respective governments and relate only a one sided story based on propaganda and lies??? Just consider how the clearly staged Idlib’s false school bombing was easily taken for granted by MSM while ANY person noticing details of the videos would have seen that even Ed Wood used… Read more »

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Floriangeyer

Enjoy. I certainly am 🙂

https://southfront.org/breaking-14-us-led-coalition-military-advisers-captured-by-syrian-special-forces-in-aleppo/

Its been rather a bad year for the US Sponsors of Terrorism 🙂

I doubt the western MSM will report this until the Elephant in the Room tramples all over them.

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Stern Daler

Yes read it too. But have reservations about the French-language claim. Germans?

I doubt that they are NATO officers as claimed.

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Dyke Davis

I don’t agree at all to holding all journalists to account for reporting the truth or they should not be journalists…if, what I am saying is getting people killed with my false or engineered narrative, then how am I “not” complicit in that or those deaths!? If, I in America make a false and intentional statement and sends someone or a group of people to their untimely deaths or injury, I would be immediately arrested a charged with making a false-report leading to injury or death. Or, is this argument another one of those educated-elitist narratives where we’re supposed to… Read more »

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Alabama_catfish

Letting the propagandists posing as journalists stay and sending a documentary crew to observe and document how propagandists go about their unethical jobs would be a better solution. Kicking them out will only lead to more accusations of hiding atrocities.

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James

Those journalists who have lied so much about the Syrian conflict in recent years should be held to account for having contributed so much to the terrible death toll and the destruction.

No journalist should be allowed into Syria unless he/she agrees to allow himself/herself be interviewed on air by a newsagency sympathetic to Syria to justify his/her report wherever that report is contrary to the known evidence.

Also any newsagency which refuses to give the Syrian government’s side of the story as do Australia’s ABC and SBS should be barrred from Syria.

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Rus Sky

Consequences of such policy are worse than imagined.

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Dyke Davis

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party or any serious global player should be sacred to death of “engineered” or “manufacturered” reporting as that is what can get you to believe what “you want to hear” and not what’s you should actually planning toward or responding to; especially where billions/trillions of dollars are invested and lives are to be held in the balance.

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Igor Dano

do not kick out Soros guys.
Kill them on the spot.
Fake news and propaganda are acts of warfare. Kill those journalists on the spot, don’t let them go.
Fake news people cannot be called journalists, they are CIA assets.

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A hostile press is propaganda. Syria and Russia both know how dangerous promoting blatant lies as truth are when trying to effectively maintain some security. The public needs the truth about events as they happen and a thorough investigation to broadcast the cause. Example: Gas attack in Allepo were caused by.
1. Assad
2. Al Nusra

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Igor Dano

do not kick out Soros guys.
Kill them on the spot.
Fake news and propaganda are acts of warfare. Kill those journalists on the spot, don’t let them go.