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Syrian Kurds Counter IS Narrative on Local Airwaves

Syrian Kurds are using newfound media freedoms to combat the Islamic State group. More than a dozen new radio stations that vary from independent to partisan have been established, and the broadcasters' main focus has been exposing terror and propaganda from IS militants in Syria. “They [IS members] live to die, but we love life,” said Siruan Hadsch Hossein, founder of the Arta FM radio station. “That’s why we constantly focus on IS crimes in our news and broadcasting.” Prior to...

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