Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Look how the Committee to Protect (some) Journalists absolves the Free Syrian Army

"Fidaa Itani, a reporter for the private Lebanese Broadcasting Cooperation International (LBCI) and several other Lebanese news outlets, was accompanying the Free Syrian Army and reporting on military operations in Aleppo when he was seized in the Aazaz neighborhood, according to news reports. A rebel militia called the Northern Storm Battalion of Aazaz reported on its Facebook page that the journalist was being held under "house arrest" and had been detained because "his work was not suitable with the course of the Syrian revolution and revolutionaries," news reports said. The Free Syrian Army is not a single, unified organization, but an overarching name for numerous local militias such as Northern Storm Battalion that at times have conflicting agendas."