"OK, There has been an incident." Those were the words out of Zein Almoghraby's mouth after "good morning" and a brief and somewhat tense conversation in Arabic, with Tammam Hazem, as we sat down for breakfast Friday. Zein is a senior programs manager for Journalists for Human Rights, the group CTV has partnered with on this project. Tammam is the organization's representative in Turkey. Thursday night, a young female Syrian journalist and her mother were killed in Istanbul.
You learn four hundred new things every day. If that’s not quite how the saying goes, please forgive me. That’s my reality this week. This is the experience of a western journalist in Gaziantep, Turkey. My role here is a leadership one. I am teaching skills to help train Syrian journalists who have fled their country’s brutal civil war. The goal is to empower them to cover the human rights abuses in Syria effectively and responsibly.
I think it’s safe to assume that Reem Haleb still has a scar from where a bullet broke her skin five years ago. Today, Haleb runs Nasaem Radio Syria, a station broadcasting out of Gaziantep, Turkey. In 2012, she was shooting footage of a protest in Aleppo, Syria, where she is from. A large group had gathered in opposition to the death of a local man. The belief among civilians was that he died at the hands of the Bashar al-Assad regime.
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