The Syrian National Coalition on Tuesday held several teleconferences with a group of journalists and media activists operating in the liberated areas to discuss the situation on the ground, especially in Idlib province. The participants also discussed the possibility of cooperation for the launch of media campaigns to confront the disinformation campaigns being launched by the Assad regime and Russia to discredit the Syrian revolution. The discussions also touched on the latest political developments.
Participants in the teleconferences included Vice-president Dima Moussa, Secretary of the political committee Riad Al-Hassan, members of the political committee Mohammed Yahya Maktabi, Yasser Al-Farhan, Abdullah Kaddo, and member of the Coalition Safwan Jandali. The media activists and journalists included Head of the Journalists Association in Aleppo Ammar Jabir, members of the Executive Office Sami Al-Raj, Darwish Al-Saleh, Majid Abdul Noor, and Ismail Al-Raj as well as Mohammed Talha of Thiqa agency and the “International” website.
The two sides agreed to hold more discussions with the aim of unifying the media efforts. The media activists demanded the establishment of a major media platform that serves the goals of the Syrian revolution with the support of the Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. They also stressed the importance of standing up to the disinformation campaigns being launched by the Assad regime and Russia against the Syrian revolution. They reaffirmed commitment to the principles of the revolution and the rights of the Syrian people to freedom, dignity and getting rid of dictatorship.
The media workers talked about the war crimes against civilians they witnessed while covering the military operations that the Assad regime and Russian forces have launched in northwestern Syria since late April. They explained that the suffering of the displaced persons is unimaginable as they stressed the importance of the Coalition’s role in securing international, humanitarian relief aid.
For her part, Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Dima Moussa condemned the Assad regime and its allies’ war crimes against civilians. She pointed out that the Coalition is in constant contact with friendly countries to secure a permanent ceasefire and ensure that the agreements concluded in this regard are respected.
Moussa noted that the Coalition is making every effort to instruct the donors to support the IDP and to ensure the resumption of relief aid to the liberated areas, especially in the area of healthcare.
Secretary of the political committee, Riyad Al-Hassan, spoke about the Coalition’s efforts to urge the UN Security Council to follow up on the enforcement of its resolutions, especially resolutions 2139 and 2165 calling for the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need.
Al-Hassan pointed out that the Coalition’s General Assembly approved the cabinet formed by Abdurrahman Mustafa, stressing that the vision of the new Syrian Interim Government focuses on supporting civil administration and the provision of basic services to civilians in the liberated areas.
In response to a question, al-Hassan denied any talk or discussions about a merger between the Syrian Interim Government and the Salvation Government. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)