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

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