More puzzles about BBC’s “Saving Syria’s Children” documentary

OffGuardian has produced this review of matters raised in my recent post (http://bit.ly/1MjE2TJ) about Saving Syria’s Children cameraman, “director” and producer Darren Conway’s appearance at the Frontline Club a year ago, making several points with more clarity than I had in my original piece.

OffGuardian

by BlackCatte

This is our second look at the work of Robert Stuart, concerning the BBC Panorama documentary Saving Syria’s Children. (go here for our first instalment). When did the alleged chemical attacks actually occur? Why do accounts of the timing differ so widely? And why did producer Darren Conway become defensive and incoherent when asked one simple question?

The BBC Panorama documentary Saving Syria’s Children began as quite low key coverage of the work of two British doctors (Rola Hallam and Saleyha Ahsan) visiting the Atareb hospital in Aleppo on August 26 2013. But then – the story goes – completely by chance, while they were filming, there was an incendiary attack (originally described as a “chemical attack”), supposedly by the Syrian government, on the Urem Al-Kubra school 8 or 9 miles away, fortuitously permitting the film crew to get dramatic footage of the victims arriving…

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