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The Fifth Estate The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria

They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have “disappeared” in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse. The Fifth Estate tells their stories – and looks at the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about these and other ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

News in Review - February 2017 Civilians Under Siege: The Battle for Aleppo

For nearly six years the residents of Syria have dealt with war. But it was the battle for the city of Aleppo that finally drew international outrage: thousands of civilians trapped in the city, bombarded, starving, and with little or no medical facilities. For weeks the opposing sides lay siege and citizens paid the price as the world, for the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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News in Review - October 2016 Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans​

In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time ...
  • 2016
  • 00:19:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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News in Review - April 2016 ​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll

We’ve heard endless reports on the refugee crisis and the exodus of millions of people escaping war in Syria. But every day those who remain face the threat of violence, torture, rape and death — and now they are starving. Here is a look at the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside a country devastated by civil war, terrorist encroachment and international ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - February 2016 Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First Refugees

Canada is bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the deadline of February 29. This News in Review story looks at the process to bring the refugees here from neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. We also meet the students of an Ontario public school preparing for the arrival of a family they are sponsoring.
  • 2016
  • 00:19:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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News in Review - December 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: Crisis in Germany

The massive tsunami of refugees into Europe this past year has overwhelmed many countries. Some countries responded by closing their borders, but Germany said it would take whoever wanted to come. Now the country is reeling under the sheer numbers. Nahlah Ayed takes us to Hamburg where she discovers what it's like for the asylum seekers and meets those who ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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CBC News Now The Journey from Syria to Canada

Danny Ramadan fled war-torn Syria in 2011 and eventually came to Vancouver in September 2014.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

News in Review - March 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis

Millions of Syrians are being forced to flee their own country in the midst of a three-year civil war and the growing violence of ISIS — or the Islamic State terrorists. Nearly half of Syria's population has fled to neighbouring countries that are struggling to cope with the influx. Many have criticized the international community for its lacklustre response to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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Doc Zone Syria: Behind Rebel Lines

"A fine piece of journalism" – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail. The year 2011 saw sweeping change in the Middle East and North Africa — The Arab Spring. Syrians watched what was happening on their television sets, and took to the streets hoping they could see an end to the 40 years of Assad family rule. But there was no ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at International News 2013

Touching on just a few of the memorable stories that made the international news in 2013, we start with a shocking bomb attack at the Boston marathon that ended in a gripping four-day manhunt. Then there is the epic story of a man who has so far eluded capture, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who has accused ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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News in Review - October 2012 Crisis in Syria

What started as a few isolated protests suddenly became a nationwide phenomenon and, the more the movement grew, the more violent President Bashar al-Assad’s army became. Within months, the crisis evolved into an all-out civil war. It was the president’s hope that the military might of the Syrian army would stop the uprising in its tracks. Instead it spawned a ...
  • 2012
  • 00:18:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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News in Review - February 2012 The Bloodbath in Syria

For almost one year hundreds of thousands of people have been staging massive protests in the streets of Syria. They are demanding the resignation of the country's ruler, Bashar al-Assad. But his regime's response has been a bloody one, and thousands of protesters have been gunned down. In this News in Review story we look at the Syrian revolution and at what's ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2012

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