Monday, April 02, 2012

Syrian Activists' Internet Radio

April 2, 2012
We can't tell you where Hussam and Rania live, but we can tell you they used to live in Syria's capital, Damascus.
Hussam was a creative director at a small marketing company he founded with a friend. Rania was the morning host for a radio station owned by the cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Then came the protests all around Syria. Then came the phone call.
"The radio station called me, at home, and they said, 'Rania we have to say the truth,' " Rania says.
The "truth," they said, was that there were no protests and no demonstrations in Syria. Rania maintained it wasn't her job to talk about politics on the air, but her bosses persisted (read more)

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