Since Russia’s entry to the war in 2015, the Russian and Syrian governments, together with their state media institutions and contributors, have targeted the rescue workers in a concerted campaign.
…“Russia and the regime use the fear of terror to hijack the narrative. They have succeeded in that.”
…“When these attacks from bloggers first started, we tried to reach out to them. But it quickly became clear that it wasn’t logic we were dealing with, but an agenda…We weren’t bothered by it at first because the personalities pushing these stories were so fringe. But it became significant when Russia joined the conflict in 2015 and gave them a platform.”
How Syria Civil Defence volunteers were smeared by a co-ordinated propaganda campaign
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