Bellingcat: How to Collect Sources from Syria If You Don’t Read Arabic

Bellingcat: How to Collect Sources from Syria If You Don’t Read Arabic. “Information from groups involved in international conflicts has never been as accessible as it is now. Rebel groups run social media accounts, video of missile launches are posted to Twitter, and the production value of propaganda has skyrocketed. For researchers and journalists who do not master the Arabic language, the same problems still exist: how does one, with no knowledge of a region’s language, collect accurate and timely information? While traditional resources like translators and sources remain important to any non-native speaker, a number of tools and strategies exist on the internet for doing some if not most of the work yourself.”

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