White House Strongly Condemns Violence In Syria

The White House released the followed statement on Syria.

“We are deeply concerned by reports that Syrians who have been wounded by their government are being denied access to medical care. The escalating repression by the Syrian government is outrageous, and the United States strongly condemns  the continued efforts to suppress peaceful protesters. President Assad and the Syrian government must respect the universal rights of the Syrian people, who are rightly demanding the basic freedoms that they have been denied.”



Tala Dowlatshahi
Tala Dowlatshahi is a New York based producer, reporter and filmmaker. Since 2002, Dowlatshahi has served as a U.S. Representative of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontieres) — the Paris-based media watchdog organization. She has worked for Amnesty International in London and various UN agencies in New York and Geneva. Ms. Dowlatshahi has chronicled stories in Afghanistan, Colombia, Eritrea, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda. She has also been featured on CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Reuters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in various humanitarian news programs. She is an associate member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Interactive EMMYs, New York Women in Film and Television and the Overseas Press Club of America. She holds a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in international politics from New York University.

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

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Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.