“Citizen journalist culture is smart,more than journalist culture who try to be a citizen outside his long hours job, so we must acknowledge of how smart “Tahrir Souri” website who take the responsibility to publish Syrian news with “citizenship” attitude before it is “journalism” attitude.”
– Marwan Shalala Lebanese journalist
Tahrir Souri independent and volunteer news group raising the three No in its work:no prejudice,no exaggeration and no rumors and its motto always :be the editor.
One of group founders say:
“Our goal in Tahrir Souri to cover Syria news objectively and to present a free platform for Syrian youth to participate in formation an independent futuristic media,and to change from being the source of the news to be the editor,editing the pen and the report professionally to deliver the info to the receiver punctual and without exaggeration and rumors”
Tahrir Souri was born like any news platform on social media during Arab Spring,verify the news, edit it, archive it and publish it, depending on its managers crew and the eyewitness viewers inside the action documenting the news by eyes before cameras.
We will give examples only because their work can’t be limited in a page or an article:
Tahrir Souri group was the first to publish one of the most horrific crimes against civilians in Syria committed by Syrian regime and titled by Human Rights Watch organization in :if dead could speak!
Tahrir Souri managers preferred to deliver the legit evidence to UN office so the justice will be delivered which what happened when who leaked the pictures delivered it to UN investigation office and you can follow any development on this story on the official website of Human Rights Watch organization
In mid-2016 Tahrir Souri uncovered exclusive pictures of Syrian regime vice-president Farouq al-Sharea in a consolation gathering for pro-Syrian regime parties official,after 4 years of being absent from any media while most media outlets guessed his unknown whereabouts and put many scenarios like defected from regime which was shared in every month and became the street-humor of Syrians.
Tahrir Souri also published first leaked video from ISIS-held areas of crime committed by the terrorist organization of executing civilians including a man with special needs and the video was shared virally by international media outlets from Tahrir Souri platform.
Also Tahrir Souri was the first to publish first video from inside Iraq city Mosul right after ISIS captured it and inside the city until today.
Covering Geneva 2 conference which gathered Syrian regime and Syrian opposition to negotiate ceasefire under UN sponsorship in Switzerland with self-initiative and self-financing.
The youth looking forward to freedom and democracy with least means was able to reach and delivered the info with full responsibility,the amount of perception and revolutionary and politically maturity in those Syrian youth who manage this website is indeed deserve respect.
Though they are belong to the revolution against the dictatorship in Syria but they don’t hesitate criticizing the revolution and their fellow revolutionaries; the true revolution and revolutionaries as one of them said on a post in Tahrir Souri page on facebook website:
This is a sign of blessing,who left in the political and culture destruction in Syria who knows that Syria salvation don’t not in Islamic radicalism but in the civil state free from empty mottos and not in the minority, sectarian and ethnic authoritarianism which in the first mottos shared by Syrian protestors when the revolution was peaceful.
This advice based on 4 years of credibility,hard work and volunteer work,it is enough to write the group name in google and see world-wide newspapers quoted them and used their news and info and the human rights observations which added to its reports exclusive footage and video completed its human,aid delivery and news reports from following Tahrir Souri group because they were and still an important and credible source for Syrian news.
Tahrir Souri is not only a news platform,reporting or not reporting a news is not considered a break through into the Syrian dilemma but it proved its one of the most honest examples on the ideas of the youth who believe in complete and deep change because we don’t believe in what we used to live in the media blackout and restraining free journalism and monopolizing it in state-run media outlets.
Though all the darkness, death, emptiness and the fierce war Tahir Souri participated and achieved with its noble call what Syrians throats cried in the first days of their revolution in 2011 which is “Freedom”.
Rami Zahra, member of the National Union of Journalists-UK. – For Sound and Picture