Ghatan Sleiba
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Reporting Syria: Escaped journalist speaks out

Syria's prominent al-Akhbariya network is privately owned. But it obeys the instructions of the ruling Ba'ath Party.

Every day it broadcasts the same message - the Syrian people are united in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

Now, one of the channel's former reporters reveals how the channel does it. Ghatan Sleiba, 33, escaped to Turkey at the end of June.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 05 Jul 2012