Disinfo: Mainstream media is lying about Syria

Summary

Mainstream media is lying about Syria, there are no international organisations on the ground in Aleppo, the White Helmets are not saving lives in Aleppo.

Disproof

The video of alledgedly "independent" journalist has gone viral and is claimed by various conspiracy sites to show how mainstream media is lying to the world about Syria. Eva Bartlett, the woman in the video, writes for various conspiracy sites including SOTT.net, The Duran, MintPress and Globalresearch.ca and she appears regularly on Russia Today. Bartlett was recently a guest of the Assad regime, attended a regime sponsored PR conference and went on a tour of regime-controlled areas bit.ly/2hC7IyB, . In the video, Bartlett was speaking at a pro-Syrian government event on 9 December 2016 at the United Nations, where she was billed as an "independent Canadian journalist." bit.ly/2gHPLN1, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Aleppo, White Helmets, Media, Syrian War

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Disproof

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