How citizen journalists used drone technology to challenge the Assad regime’s narrative of the Aleppo’s plight.
New technologies open new windows for political action. They give new tools to the powerful and their challengers. In the Syrian city of Aleppo, the struggle to frame the conflict for the international community ran parallel to the battle for control over the land itself.
While drone footage from Russia Today showed videos of rebel-held and heavily-bombed eastern Aleppo, Syria’s Ministry of Tourism published footage of the city’s intact western half, complete with the soundtrack from HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. The contrast was stark. Life with the regime was normal. Life with the rebels was hell.
SOURCE: News Now/Al Jazeera Online