It’s the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Why’s it important?
It’s widely cited in UK and US newspapers as a source for reporting deaths in Syria, particularly after Russian bombing raids.
For example see tonight’s Sky News
“The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the school in rebel-held Douma was struck but it was not clear whether Syrian or Russian planes were responsible.
“One of the airstrikes on Douma hit near a school, killing the school’s principal,” said Observatory head Abdel Rahman.
And The Telegraph
“The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rockets fired by regime forces rained down on the towns of Douma, Harasta, Saqba and Arbin .
Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Observatory, said air strikes also hit the towns, but it was unclear whether they were carried out by Syrian or Russian warplanes”.
How was SOHR unveiled?
Its reports are allegedly written by this one man living in Coventry, England. He claims he is backed up by a network of collaborators on the ground in Syria. But no one knows who they are, whether they are impartial or even if they exist at all
Who said that?
Who’s Steven MacMillan?
He’s an independent Scottish writer, researcher, geopolitical analyst, founder and editor of The Analyst Report, an independent, non-partisan news organization, which is designed to provide a detailed account of the world’s political landscape.
You can read his article here
The Scots are certainly very committed to uncovering political bias.
You’ll notice this particularly on popular Scottish Nationalist sites like Wings Over Scotland, Wee Ginger Dug and so on who all work hard to illustrate media bias in the UK.
People living in Northern and Southern Eire need to become equally alert to reading between the lines.
Remember: Question everything!!!