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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Citizen Journalist Killed In Syria

Syrian citizen journalist Fidaa al-Baali is pictured with his camera and a group of children. (Activists News Association/Facebook)

Syrian citizen journalist Fidaa al-Baali is pictured with his camera and a group of children. (Activists News Association/Facebook)

Fidaa al-Baali was a trusted source for international journalists.  He used his video camera to document the Syrian war and anti-government protests. Baali died last Friday.

We talk about his contributions, and have an update of the continuing upheaval in his country.

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New York Times “Even as the Syrian war took bigger and bigger bites out of his life, Fidaa al-Baali never stopped trying to document the conflict — not when his brother, a rebel fighter, died in battle; not when security officials, trying to pressure him, arrested his father; not even when the rebel battalion he was embedded with unleashed a mortar attack that killed his fiancée.”

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