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Tag: Syrian Conflict

April 3, 2020

Islamic State Trials Suspended Ahea...

Tensions are soaring in Syrian prisons as the prospect of trials for accused Islamic State militants has been sidelined by the coronavirus threat.  Officials say a prison riot over the weekend was contained and no one escaped. But they warn that prisons in northeastern Syria will remain a “ticking bomb” without international support

April 1, 2020

Vulnerable Syrian Prisoners Should ...

Amnesty says that since the start of the crisis in Syria in 2011, anyone perceived to oppose the Syrian government is at risk

February 29, 2020

Civilians are Asking for an End to ...

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said, “after two years of the Astana understandings, and after a year and a half of the Sochi agreements, the Turkish regime turned the observation posts on Syrian territory, which were supposed to control the activities of terrorists, preventing terrorists from committing those terrorists acts and thereby repelling any aggression on the positions of the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian forces, so, those observation posts were turned into operations rooms and ways to support terrorist organizations.”

February 28, 2020

Idlib Refugees

The Russian-backed Syrian government push to capture the Idlib province in northwest Syria has worsened the humanitarian situation as nearly 1 million civilians have been forced to flee eastward to safer locations. VOA’s Zana Omer filed this report from Manbij, Syria

February 5, 2020

Displaced Children of Idlib

Displaced children and families are moving north toward safer parts of rural Idlib and Aleppo, taking refuge in schools, mosques, unfinished building and shops under rudimentary conditions. Thus, adding to their vulnerability and exacerbating their need for urgent humanitarian assistance as well as basic services, a need continuing to grow by the hour.

January 31, 2020

Malaysia: IS Extremists Campaigning...

Malaysian police were working with unnamed third parties in the region to reach out to those citizens in Syria and begin the repatriation process, and the Malaysian government would decide whether to allow them to return home, Ayob said

January 15, 2020

Harsh Winter Condition Effects Disp...

Displaced families have headed north towards safer parts of Idlib, seeking refuge at schools and mosques turned into collective shelters, or in informal tented settlements near the border with Turkey

December 17, 2019

Life for a 7-year old in Bardarash ...

In October of 2019, Turkish military forces rolled into Northern Syria and took over large areas of land occupied by Kurdish peoples. The offensive created 300-thousand refugees many of whom moved towards autonomous Kurdish regions in Iraq. This is the story of one such refugee, 7 year old Hawas Mesud and his life in Bardarash Refugee Camp in Northern Iraq

December 4, 2019

Turkish Incursion Raises New Fears ...

The U.S. pullout from Syria and Turkey’s offensive into Syria has shaken the already unstable region, and minority religious groups in the region are particularly worried about a possible resurgence of Islamic State

November 18, 2019

Women’s Self-Defense Forces O...

The Women’s Self-Defense Forces recently opened its first academy in northeastern Syria with the aim of providing military and ideological training to female fighters who voluntarily join the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces

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Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus: 
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition

Follow WHO guidelines www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes ,organizations or individual.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources  then it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Don't rely on social media messages that the lockdown will last for more than 3 months. Check any related information only on Government Web Portals and social media platforms of various Government Agencies.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

www.boomlive.in

www.altnews.in

https://check4spam.com

https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

www.factcheck.org

www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they are developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

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