Covering Syria

Monday 30 September, 2013
6:30 - 8:15pm, $0

New America
199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B

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Over the last few weeks, political and military developments in Syria have unfolded in real-time on television and online via twitter, Google hangout, major news networks and new types of online media. From the chemical weapons attack in Syria to the President's speech here in the U.S., the media has played a critical role in capturing the public's attention, not only by raising awareness of the humanitarian crisis within Syria, but also by contributing to an unprecedented amount of coverage and access to all dimensions of the story online.

What does this 24-hour, instantaneous coverage mean for the political actors who make decisions? How do journalists decide how and when to report on rumors? What are the humanitarian and moral obligations of reporters covering the crisis?

Join New America NYC for a conversation with individuals who have been covering the crisis in Syria through different media outlets as they discuss the media’s role and responsibilities.


Lara Setrakian
Founder, Syria Deeply

Ari Melber
Co-Host, “The Cycle”, MSNBC
Correspondent, The Nation magazine

Andrew Kaczynski
Political Reporter, Buzzfeed

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
Host/Producer, HuffPost Live

Tara Maller
National Security Studies Program Research Fellow, New America Foundation

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