Monday, March 12, 2012

Nada Bakri on covering Syria for the New York Times

"But, you know, Syria was very interesting to cover, and it’s still very interesting to cover. It has been very hard to cover it, because you’re covering it by remote, and you’re relying on activists’ accounts, activists that you’ve never met or, you know, don’t know what their agendas are. It’s hard to reach citizens or, you know, witnesses. And even when you reach them, you cannot independently confirm or have another account to confirm what they’re saying. So it was really, really hard to cover Syria this past year. We rely a lot on, you know, YouTube videos, because they give you more of an image, a live picture of what is happening there."  No comment.