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Publishing on the Web is a fairly iterative process. ...NYT The problem is that everyone has a different heroic truth-teller, because we’re all preoccupied by different bullshit. William Davies, Guardian ...Not too long ago, reporters were the guardians of scarce facts delivered at an appointed time to a passive audience. Today we are the managers of an overabundance of information and content, discovered, verified and delivered in partnership with active communities. summer 2012 issue of Nieman Reports from Harvard, --- THE FIX by Chris Cillizza, WAPO blogger, quoting Matt Drudge: “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices,” he said in the speech. “Every citizen can be a reporter.” Later, he added: “The Net gives as much voice to a 13 year old computer geek like me as to a CEO or Speaker of the House. "

Syria: Turks in rectangle between Ras al-Ayn and Tal-Abyad

Even token numbers of Syrian troops in cities like Manbij and Kobani close to the Euphrates, and Qamishli and Hasakah close to the Iraqi border, will leave Turkish soldiers and allied Arab militiamen confined to a rectangle of territory between … Continue reading

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Libya: when the music stops

The former AFRICOM commander said in February that the U.S. has maintained lines of communications with Gen. Khalifa Hifter throughout Libya’s civil war, and added that the Russians have also tried to revive Gadhafi-era weapons sales and oil contracts in … Continue reading

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Tunisia: Kais Saied wins presidency

Conservative law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won the North African country’s presidential election   [  Parliamentary elections   ] The prime minister will be picked by the parliament that was elected last Sunday.  Although the president has fewer powers than … Continue reading

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Yemen: pact to end the Aden standoff

Saudi forces took control of Aden after Emirati troops withdrew. The move seemingly paved the way for ending the crisis that had exposed differences between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi over how to proceed in the wider war that has been … Continue reading

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Manbij Syria: Turks arrive

Syrian television broadcast footage of what it said was government troops entering Manbij, west of the Euphrates river, on October 15 2019. The troops that had entered were mostly Kurdish fighters now allied to the government. A resident inside the … Continue reading

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Syrian Turkmen, Syrian National Army

Supported by Turkey, a staunch foe of Bashar al-Assad, Turkmen took up arms against the regime soon after the start of the uprising in 2011. Having all but disappeared for several years, the Free Syrian Army regained the spotlight in … Continue reading

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Syria: Syrian Army in Hasaka

Syrian Army units have entered the predominantly Assyrian Christian town of Tal Tamr, about 12 miles from the Turkish border, in Hasaka “to face Turkish aggression.” The area had been under Kurdish control for 7 years. [February 5 2019 U.S. … Continue reading

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