Chapter Syria: Part I

by mkleit

Generalization

  Certain worldly criteria are able to limit our skills in critical thinking and rejection. The words “No, can’t be true and illogical” are totally out of usage. The daily time span of watching news media outlets by people in general, and Arabs specifically, is growing rapidly with the extent of Arab revolutions continuity. But what’s noticeable and unmistakable is the favoritism of viewers towards the extremes of media outlets; the fault doesn’t lie on the observer as much as it is on the outlet. I placed this media-political equation:  given that most Arab media outlets are owned by businesses or governments, thus “freedom of speech” has become narrow. One adds up Arab revolution with political agenda, the “plus” sign would be the media outlet, which would produce a radical and extremist view for followers. In a simpler sense, the political agenda of governments have prioritized certain parts of the “whole truth” when it comes to Arab revolutions.
A simple example for so, most Arab Gulf news broadcast channels accuse the Syrian regime of terrorism and unjust towards the rights of the protesters, same thing goes for Bahrain and partially for Yemen. While as media means close to the Assad regime show the tyranny in the protesters when accusing them of terrorism and threatening civil welfare, thus it’s all applicable to the Western-Zionist occupation theory. As some agendas stand on this hypothesis, some facts were not as vague as others; the waving of the Zionist flag when Southern Sudan got its independence from the Northern region, the interference of the NATO in the Libyan revolution to overthrow Ghaddafi, and the almost total ignorance to the Bahrain issue where certain media outlets accused their rivals of being religiously fanatic towards the suffering Shiites of the smallest Arab nation.

The Revolution is Televised

Racing towards Ethics

  Journalists’ code of ethics vow all who are underneath its reign to write with objectivity, balance, reference, and most importantly, truth. Objectivity is the ability to release all prejudice thoughts and feelings in order to report in a professional manner. Balancing opinions is to give equal shares of either time or space for the involved people in the subject. Reference is what the whole report is based on; it should be a strong and tangible. All three aspects revolve around the true matter in action; they are characteristics of the reality. Though unlikely visible to most pan-Arab media outlets when concerned in the Syrian conflict, they only commence reports with facts, which is a small portion, mostly selected, of the whole big truth. Hence reality is what the screen or paper exposes, smothered in facts and opinions, actual reality is lost in between the lines.
National Syrian broadcast centers televise the conflict as their lens sees it; a bundle of mercenaries spreading chaos in the region, executing law enforcement officers and soldiers in barbaric manner, as most of their videos and involved protesters’ testimonies showed. On the other side of river, there was a series of attacks on the army and ruling Syrian regime from several media tools, most of them of the Arab Gulf and Western based, showing the Assad administration as  horrible as Hitler’s, exposing videos of soldier torturing citizens and proclaiming the rightfulness of the “peaceful” protests happening in most Syrian counties.

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2 Comments to “Chapter Syria: Part I”

  1. Mabrouk you’re CC licence!
    Re-shout of what you photographed, ” YES, THE REVOLUTION IS TELEVISED”.
    Keep up the great writing!
    Comm Arts students support you!

  2. Thanks Asma
    1- it’s your
    2- The revolution will live without TV as well
    3- always by yewr support 😉

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