Thursday, May 3, 2012

Syria: Unexpected Protest in Unknown City

The Syrian people have led peaceful anti-government protest, since March 2011. It was inspired by the first Arab protest in Tunisia. That protest led to many countries in the Middle East such as Egypt, Jordan, and Libya to protest against their governments. The results of the protest have led for three dictatorships rule to end. Tunisia's former president Zine El Abidine Bin Ali 23 year reign collapsed, Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak's reign of more than 29 years have came to an end, and Libya's former leader Mummar Gaddafi's 41 year rule came to an end, as well as his life. But, the Syrian people have not met the success as it's neighboring country has. The Syrian government have killed over 9,000 people in its crackdown.
               There have been protest throughout the country. But, the Syrian regime are facing a protest from an unlikely city. The city of Aleppo, Syria, people have started to form protest at the University. The result have led to four people dying, and over two hundred arrested. Check this article out, and learn about the situation in Syria.

1 comment:

  1. This is certainly a story that is very relevant to our course, particularly as we work with the criticism about citizen journalism. However, you want to lead off your story with the most timely information, which would be the May 3rd story that captured the on-campus attack. You might also want to think about how your own personal viewpoint or access to sources might provide rich opportunities for reporting and analysis. For example, how is citizen journalism capturing crackdown on campuses different from what is seen here in the UC system?