Millions of Syrians are using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype to disseminate and discuss the conflict. Each week Syria Deeply monitors the online conversation in English and Arabic, pulling out the highlights in a feature called the Social Media Buzz.
Kelly McEvers is National Public Radio’s bureau chief in Beirut. Since 2011, she has repeatedly traveled into Syria. Her work from the conflict was honored with the 2013 Peabody Award. Previously, she was NPR’s Baghdad bureau chief. She spoke with Syria Deeply about changes in covering the conflict and why Syria is not Iraq. Syria [...]