Reports | 23 11 2016
Despite their exposure to serious injuries, the media activists in Aleppo refuse to live their city until the last breath, so they decided to move forward in challenging the barrel bombs with a camera, documenting the tragic life in there.
Abu Fahed Halabi, one of the media activists in the city and a father of two, lost his two legs while he was covering a battle in Aleppo, but this did not keep him from going on in a work he has always loved, even on two artificial legs.
He said: "My injury did not cause me any intellectual disability, on the contrary, it made me more insistent on going on fighting for the issue I believe in. I work in this field since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, and nothing can stop me. Right now, I work as a photographer and news editor."
No one cares
Under shelling and siege imposed by the Syrian regime forces backed by the Russian Warplanes, the media activists are resisting their wounds and insisting on standing again and holding out against the machine of death.
Despite the serious injury of Mohamad Hisham in his left hand and jaw, but he still insists on going on with his work as a photographer, and he is totally aware of the gravity of what he is doing.
He said: "I treated my injury on me personal account, because there was no official body to take care of that, and many additional difficulties became facing me during my work, where I lost the ability to move my hand partially, and I am not the first media activist who has been injured without having any assistance."
With the passage of days, Mohamad became more faithful that press is a noble message and it is hard to be given up, so he took the decision to hold in his city even if he lost one of his limbs.
Challenge and will
After two years since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, Abu Amara chose to hold a camera instead of the gun, facing death in all its forms, but one day, and while he was documenting the brutal bombing on the city of Aleppo, he lost his left eye and exposed to other injuries in his lung and close to the heart.
He said: "I decided to work in media because the press is the voice of truth, I wanted to convey our voices to the whole world, and I am still working with my one eye.” He added: “we all suffer from tragic conditions as a result of the siege imposed on us, even though, we are not going to leave our city."
In its last report, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, documented the violations occurred against the media activists by all the parties to conflict in Syria, it indicated to 573 media activists were killed since the beginning of the war, and 1027 others are either detainees or disappeared, while the Syrian regime forces’ attempts to break into the besieged city of Aleppo are continuous, among heavy bombardment.