Long Time No See #03 – War, Refugees and Reporting in Syria

It’s been eight years since the start of the civil war in Syria. Since then, we’ve seen the rise and fall of ISIS, proxy struggles between world powers, and history’s largest refugee crisis.

In this episode, Michael sits down with Chris Boian, spokesperson for the United Nations Refugee Agency here in Washington, who reflects on the past eight years of conflict with a focus on media coverage. Boian also speaks about the future of Syria, and the monumental task of resettling refugees back into their home country. Michael is joined later by MediaFile International Editor Shayna Greene, who talks about using media and on the ground journalism to change perceptions about Syria here in the US.

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