Inside Syria, Where Few Journalists Are Allowed

Friday, September 02, 2011

Mohammed Adnan al-Bakkour, the attorney general of the central province of Hama in Syria, appeared in a video announcing his resignation on Wednesday in protest of government brutality. But the Syrian government denies al-Bakkour's claims and refuses to accept his resignation, saying he was kidnapped and forced to give the statement. Bloody uprisings started more than five months ago in Syria and Amnesty International says ten times more people have been killed in Syria than Libya. So why aren't we hearing more about it?

Journalist Wendell Steavenson, who was in Syria three weeks ago, and reported on uprisings and daily life there for The New Yorker takes us inside a country veiled in secrecy.

Here is the video of al-Bakkour's resignation:

Guests:

Wendell Steavenson

Produced by:

Mary Harris and Laura Parkinson

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.