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I’m a Journalist and This is Why I Decided to Help Syrian Refugees

"As a journalist, you’re trained to be objective. Your sole responsibility is to report with accuracy and fairness, and to never get emotionally involved in the story.

In my craft, detachment is the code of conduct; but my human sympathy was deemed antithetical to my professional guidelines.

I’ve covered the Syrian crisis intimately. From the front-lines of the conflict overseas to newsrooms in the States, I’ve seen it far too close to smell the blood and far too distant that only rough contours emerge. Each day, whether in the field, roaming the borders of Syria in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, or behind my desk back home in America, I was able to objectively report and produce on this profound crisis."

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