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Rojava Information Center, a media bridge to the world outside

An all-volunteer group of local and international journalists and researchers established the Rojava Information Center in the Autonomous Administration in northeastern Syria to ensure that events there are reported internationally through their own work as well as by assisting established foreign outlets report from the region.
The Women Of The YPJ, Rojava, Syria. The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, has captured public interest sporadically since its conception. The semi-autonomous region has come under focus again, following Erdogons re-election victory on June 24th. The Turkish President has consolidated near absolute power, and promises to continue his campaign to eradicate the Kurdish militant faction. Media coverage in the past has focused heavily on international volunteers and the female YPJ soldiers. The movement

QAMISHLI, Syria — “I didn’t want to come to Syria for two weeks and then leave,” Thomas McClure, a young freelance journalist from Manchester, England, told Al-Monitor. “I was interested in northeastern Syria’s political project. I wanted to do more research and to contribute to the media field.” To that end, McClure, along with Joan Garcia, Koni Docolomansky and Chloé Troadec, co-founded the Rojava Information Center (RIC), an independent media organization celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.

When in December 2018, President Donald Trump declared victory against the Islamic State (IS) and announced a US pullout of troops from the area, McClure and his colleagues felt that another war might soon erupt in the area. In January that year, Turkish armed forces had launched Operation Olive Branch in majority-Kurdish Afrin, which had been under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). 

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