In a recent two-part video investigation, Khaled Iskif, a journalist from Aleppo, takes us on a guided tour in and around the ‘Bana of Aleppo’ Alabed family residence, including a look into the Al Nusra headquarters adjacent to it. This footage tells a different story from the one being fed to the masses on mainstream media – one of child exploitation, propaganda and media falsehood.
Special thanks to Khaled and his film crew for these outstanding reports; and also Tim Hayward, Vanessa Beeley and others for helping source and curate these reports. You will find more links to these and other ‘Bana’ related reports below.
Watch Part II of Khaled’s video report:
“Protesting child exploitation should be something we all do automatically without reflection, child abuse should be something we all abhor. Regardless of our opinions, our prejudices, our understanding of any given situation – a child being misused, abused, taken advantage of, enslaved or manipulated, should be all our responsibility, without exception.
Bana Alabed is that child. Do any of the media pundits pushing this story have children? Would they subject their own children to this level of negative exposure and unscrupulous management? No? Why, then, should Bana undergo such a rigorous induction into the “art” of propaganda, to produce the narrative that serves agendas she has very little if any understanding of?”
BANA ALABED: A Lost Childhood and a Future Jeopardized by Ongoing Child Exploitation
BANA: The Heartbreaking Story of Child Exploitation, Propaganda and Media Falsehood
When Bana Al-Abed Blocked @21WIRE on Twitter
SYRIA: Child Exploitation: Who is ‘Bana of Aleppo’?