Abdalaziz Alhamza: Reporting Syrian War News and Human Rights Abuses

New Media  | 12 de julio de 2017  | Vistas: 85

Abdalaziz Alhamza, was part of 2017’s College Freedom Forum at UFM, in which he shared how despite not having a political background, co-founded Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS). In this interview he describes how he got involved in this, talks about the highlights of his work and how it has developed and made a difference in his country.

Since he was really young, Abdaliziz was interested in doing something about the oppression of the ISIS regime in this country. Therefore, he created a group of citizen journalists dedicated to reporting the abuses of the Islamic State with the purpose of showing the other side of reality.  

I decided that I would not be silent and watching what’s going on.”

He describes the type of freedom people is looking for economically, socially and political. Later describes the role social media affect in the dispersion of knowledge in a country like this. He says it pays a main role because of the difficulties journalists have to go to war zones; besides, it this allows people to express themselves and fight for their rights through unconventional channels.

Without social media and citizen journalism, it would be super easy to the regime to cut these revolutions.”

Alhamza has also been victim of human rights abuses due to his activism and journalism activities; he shares some of the experiences he’s been through. Finally he gives recommendation to those how want to do something about it. Find out what you can do!

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Journalist and co-founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS)