UPDATE 2 - Sorted more Youtube channels, added more unsorted channels, and added some Bambuser channels. Help still highly appreciated.
UPDATE - Thanks for the response so far, see the bottom of the post for the channels already sent to me.
As you probably all know there's hundreds of Youtube channels posting videos from all over Syria. Some of these are channels that copy videos from elsewhere, sometimes unhelpfully leaving out key information or mislabelling videos. What I'm really interested in are Youtube channels where videos are first uploaded, generally run by local activists, and that's given me an idea for a project.
What I'd like to do is create a list of all those Youtube channels where videos are first uploaded, then list them by region, ideally linking them on a map of Syria so it's easy for the user to look at a region and see what Youtube channels cover that area. There's also Bambuser profiles and Facebook pages for certain regions I'd also like to list alongside them, creating a resource for
Now there's hundreds of channels, Bambuser profiles, and Facebook pages, and I've already started working on a list, but it's a big job and it's easy to miss channels, so I'd like to ask you, my dear reader, to contribute any channels you think might fit the criteria.
So, if you know of any Youtube channels that appear to belong to a certain region, and aren't just reposting videos from elsewhere, or any Bambuser or Facebook pages belonging to certain towns or regions please send me the details. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet me the details @brown_moses, or add a comment at the bottom of this article.
Hopefully we can create a resource that will be very useful in the coming months, and help spread accurate and useful information about Syria.
UPDATE - Here's a rather unsorted list of channels sent to me so far, I've still got to review them and figure out which ones are just reposting videos from elsewhere, but here's what I've got so far:
Birayeti - Ashrafiyeh/Sheikh Meqsud - Kurdish districts of Aleppo
babfree87 - Al Bab - Aleppo suburb
Yassinsy - Tel Rif'at
waseemov1 - Qusour
Syria Pioneer - Activist killed in Homs
Live19820 - Baba Amr
el Jernas - Baba Amr
Dirb3lba1 - Deir Balba
Hamedhhdd - Deir Balba
Freedom al Houla
ANA Channel - Subtitled
Syrian Scenes - Subtitled
SHAMSNN - Daara based
The Syrian Martyrs
abobkr001 - Active, some sort of news channel?
ffefti - Inactive, reposts?
Syria News FNN
So that's what I've got so far, and I'm still looking for more, so if you have any, let me know.