As fighting continues between rebels and Assad’s military, and with news organizations pulling reporters to safety, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a coherent narrative on the situation in Syria. Below is a list of Twitter users you can follow in order to stay informed as events unfold:
@Samsomhoms – This highly active anti-Assad activist sends updates regularly from inside Syria.
@AnonymousSyria – This anonymous activist posts articles, news, videos, and also reports firsthand accounts on the ground from the Syrian city Aleppo.
@rallaf – Rime Allaf – A writer and broadcaster, as well as an associate fellow at the Royal
Institute of International Affairs, Rime Allaf is a leading voice on current affairs in the Middle East.
@omarshakir91 – Omar Shakir – A citizen journalist working with the opposition forces, Omar pulls together status updates, photos and other media from Facebook for his tweets (note: most of his posts are in Arabic).
@syrianews – Syria News Wire – Syria News Wire’s profile indicates that this European Arab is currently operating out of Beirut, Lebanon.
@AlArabiya_Eng – This news outlet, based in the United Arab Emirates, covers events all over the world, including breaking news from Syria.
@javierespinosa2 – Middle East reporter for Spain’s El Mundo, Espinosa was incorrectly reported dead by the Syrian state TV station, SANA, today.
@AlJazeera – Headquartered in Qatar, this is another trustworthy international news network, keeping you up to date on anything breaking in Syria.
@NicRobertsonCNN – Nic Robertson – CNN’s Senior International Correspondent doesn’t always operate through Twitter, but it’s best to follow him for the times that he does deem something tweet-worthy.
@UN – The United Nations continues to determine the best course of action as things unfold in Syria.
@USEmbassySyria – Useful source for updates from the United States Embassy, which has pulled out of Syria.
@StateDept – The United States State Department covers all things American foreign policy, but provides to-the-minute updates on Syria as well.
Hashtags to pursue
#Syria, #Assad, #SNC, #Homs, #BabaAmr
If you have any users or hashtags to add to the list, please let us know by contacting us or leave a comment. We’d like to keep this list as a living, breathing reference point.
Update: A second post adding to the list
Update 2: Public Twitter list for SyriaNews, and our new Twitter account for news, @SMCNewsPolitics