Saturday, June 9, 2012

AC360: few journalists are reporting atrocities in Syria

On Friday, June 8, Anderson Cooper talked to journalist Robert King about the lack of journalists in Syria willing or able to cover atrocities against children perpetrated by government or other snipers.

The report is very graphic.  Cooper and King said we can't say "we didn't know", like in the 1930s.

However, it is apparently impossible for most news organizations to operate in the country now.

Update: June 12:

The Huffington Post, on AOL, in a story by Edith M. Lederer, writes "Syria Troops Used Children as Human Shields, UN Report Says", link here.   The specific report was not online yet at the UN site, but one can look for it to appear here.

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