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White Helmets: Heroes or Propaganda?

(Northeastern.edu, Shraddha Kakade | Ruggles Media) Named last month as one of the four winners of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award,the White Helmets were also the subject of a recent Netflix documentary. The White Helmets are clearly glistening in the global spotlight, and their ever-increasing international support might win them a Nobel Peace Prize on October 7.

However, as the support for the Syrian White Helmets gains momentum, with a petition to that effect, ‘Give the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Syrian White Helmets,’ a counter petition, ‘Do Not Give the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Syrian White Helmets’ (http://chn.ge/2bDFrXK) has also been making the rounds.Syria white

As this contest of digital activism unfolds, it begs the question: who exactly are the White Helmets?

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Lauren von Bernuth

Lauren is one of the co-founders of Citizen Truth. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. She spent the following years backpacking around the world and starting a green business in the health and wellness industry. She found her way back to politics and discovered a passion for journalism dedicated to finding the truth.

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