Who’s Paying Amnesty Int’l to Lie about Syria?*

Posted: January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

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For more information on funding Amnesty International receives from CIA-funded foundations and Wall Street criminals, see Amnesty International US State Dept Propaganda

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Who’s Paying Amnesty Int’l to Lie about Syria?*

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By Tim Hayward

Most of us living outside Syria know very little of the country or its recent history. What we think we know comes via the media. Information that comes with the endorsement of an organisation like Amnesty International we may tend to assume is reliable. Certainly, I always trusted Amnesty International implicitly, believing I understood and shared its moral commitments.

As a decades-long supporter, I never thought to check the reliability of its reporting. Only on seeing the organisation last year relaying messages from the infamous White Helmets did questions arise for me. Having since discovered a problem about the witness testimonies provided by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), I felt a need to look more closely at Amnesty International’s reporting. Amnesty had been influential in forming public moral judgements about the rights and wrongs of the war in Syria.

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Comments
  1. I believe in doing your own research and choosing several different sources and find the truth somewhere in the middle of it all. But to simply rely on one source of information and expect honest reporting is foolish.

    There is a saying, “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.” Now, how true that is, I don’t know. But it started from somewhere.

  2. Sounds like sound advice, Shelby. However I must admit that I am starting to get a nose for when people are telling porkies and Amnesty International (and Avaaz) definitely fall into that category.

  3. Alan Scott says:

    And Freedom House, Transparency International, Reporters Without Borders . . . As John Lennon once sang – “Just gimme some truth!”

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