Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal @Anand_Gopal_is a journalist and author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes, which chronicles the lives of three Afghans that get caught in America’s War on Terror. Gopal is known for reporting the conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East for several news media outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic and Harper’s Magazine, among others.

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COUNTING THE DEAD IN IRAQ

Anand Gopal

 

WHITE HELMETS AND BLACK-OPS: THE PROPAGANDA WARS OVER SYRIA

With the Syrian conflict in its 8th year, the propaganda on all sides grows ever more intense, never more so than in the barrage of conflicting narratives about the role of The White Helmets. Are they a volunteer organisation working to rescue Syrians on all sides, a propaganda front for Western governments or allies of Al-Qaeda? More generally, can we believe all we read on the mainstream media on Syria – and how do we get to the truth about Syria?

Patrick Cockburn, Anand Gopal, Nour Samaha, and Mowaffaq Safadi. Chair: James Harkin