Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Thousands Flee Northern Syria After Latest Airstrikes

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A new flood of Syrian refugees is streaming into southern Turkey after the Syrian air force bombed the city of Raqqah, a provincial capital that the government lost control of earlier this week.

The Syrian rebels overran Raqqah, capturing several high-ranking prisoners, including the provincial governor. Many residents supported the ...


Miles From Home, Syrians Vote In Free Elections

Sunday, March 03, 2013

In Syria's northern province of Aleppo, the war is far from over. Yet civilians are planning a dramatic gesture: an election for a civilian government.

This weekend, delegates from across the province are taking part in the first free vote outside of the control of President Bashar Assad's regime. Its ...


Syrian Rebels, Secular And Islamist, Both Claim The Future

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Syria's Islamists have grown in influence as the war against President Bashar Assad's government grinds on. They have proved to be effective fighters, well armed and funded.

But as Islamists have grown stronger on the battlefield, more Syrians are asking about their political ideas and what that will mean for ...


Syria's War Leaves Its Scars On The Children

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Many Syrian children have lost family members and are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Even those who have fled into neighboring Turkey have not been able to leave the trauma behind.


'It's A Disaster': Life Inside A Syrian Refugee Camp

Thursday, December 06, 2012

At one camp near the town of Atma, near the border with Turkey, some private aid is getting through, but it's not nearly enough. There's a shortage of tents, water and food — all amid falling temperatures.


U.S. Presses Fractured Syrian Opposition To Unite

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Syrian opposition movement suffers from deep divisions and has been weighted toward those in exile rather than those battling inside Syria. At talks in Qatar this week, the U.S. i...


Syrian Rebel Leader Keeps Order On The Border

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Syrian rebels captured a border post on the frontier with Turkey, and have since had to deal with a crush of refugees. For now, at least, the border crossing is relatively calm and well-organized.


In Distressed Syria, Urban And Rural Cultures At Odds

Monday, August 27, 2012

The revolt began in the countryside, but it is now concentrated in two main cities: Damascus and Aleppo. While poor Syrians are flooding refugee camps on the borders, the middle- and ...


Deb Amos on Syria

Monday, August 06, 2012

Deborah Amos, who covers the Middle East for NPR News, discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Syrian Rebels Appeal to Donors Through Video

Friday, July 27, 2012

With limited foreign media on the ground in Syria, our picture of the conflict is being assembled largely through citizen videos posted online and Syrian government television. Added to the mix is a new type of video made by rebels, aimed at getting funding from donors abroad. Brooke speaks to NPR Middle East correspondent Deb Amos about making videos in order to get weapons.

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Largely Unseen, Syria Carries Out Arrest Campaign

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The ongoing violence has dominated the headlines from Syria. But monitoring groups say that nonviolent activists and intellectuals are being arrested in growing numbers. Critics say i...


NPR's Deb Amos on Syria and the Arab Spring

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Having just wrapped up a reporting trip to Syria, Deborah Amos, who covers the Middle East for NPR, reflects on the trip and also on the latest news from Egypt after the revolution there.

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Front Lines and Headlines: A PEN Panel on Covering War

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Deborah Amos, Philip Gourevich, Arnon Grunberg, Sebastian Junger and Daniele Mastrogiacomo talked about the role of the journalist in war for a PEN World Voices Festival panel held at...


Eclipse of the Sunnis

Friday, March 19, 2010

NPR’s Iraq correspondent, Deborah Amos discusses the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims uprooted or exiled by the conflict in Iraq who have spread across the Middle East, unbalancing that sensitive region. Her book Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and the Upheaval in the Middle East ...

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