Official stats indicate the Han population has always been growing. Seems very inconsiderate of the reporter to ask such questions qhen they are on the payroll of the government. 1.2m members in the cringe community. .ehsOqYO6dxn_Pf9Dzwu37{margin-top:0;overflow:visible}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu{height:24px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu{border-radius:2px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:focus,._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:hover{background-color:var(--newRedditTheme-navIconFaded10);outline:none}._38GxRFSqSC-Z2VLi5Xzkjy{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT{border-top:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);cursor:pointer;padding:8px 16px 8px 8px;text-transform:none}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT:hover{background-color:#0079d3;border:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-body)} And importantly, how do you make all these calls -- does Vice have a protocol you refer to? Assad has said that he plans to retake the whole of Syria. I remember you joined her when she made a report to the local police station. ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{font-size:14px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:32px;text-transform:uppercase;display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%} .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} I'm a reporter for the Emmy award-winning show VICE on HBO. I'll be here at 2:00 PM EDT to answer all of your questions. We make documentaries from all over the world, on whatever topics that tickle our fancy.

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After you left Raqqa (or any other conflict zone) and returned to your home area, did you feel any sense of detachment from the rest of the population (such as “they have no clue”)? They don't care. Are you really bald-faced suggesting that western coverage is somehow responsible for the declining plight of Uighurs?! They've also transformed the Uighur homeland of China's northwestern Xinjiang region into the most sophisticated surveillance state in the world, meaning they can now spy on citizens' every move and every spoken word. Not really personal, I'm just kind of grossed out by this reckless conduct of upper class Western journalists who think the world is their playground and people's lives are just part of the game. Do you feel that all is lost in regards to rebuilding the city? Hey Tom, thanks for this. ._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ{border:1px solid transparent;display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%;border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-body);border-radius:4px;box-sizing:border-box}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:hover{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-primaryButtonTintedEighty)}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ._2FebEA49ReODemDlwzYHSR,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:active,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:hover{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText)}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ._2FebEA49ReODemDlwzYHSR,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:active{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-primaryButtonShadedEighty)}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:disabled,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[data-disabled],._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[disabled]{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-primaryButtonTintedFifty);color:rgba(var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText),.5);fill:rgba(var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText),.5);cursor:not-allowed}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:active,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:disabled,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:hover,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[data-disabled],._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[disabled]{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-body)}._1O2i-ToERP3a0i4GSL0QwU,._1uBzAtenMgErKev3G7oXru{display:block;fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);height:22px;width:22px}._1O2i-ToERP3a0i4GSL0QwU._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_,._1uBzAtenMgErKev3G7oXru._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{height:14px;width:14px}._2kBlhw4LJXNnk73IJcwWsT,._1kRJoT0CagEmHsFjl2VT4R{height:24px;padding:0;width:24px}._2kBlhw4LJXNnk73IJcwWsT._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_,._1kRJoT0CagEmHsFjl2VT4R._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{height:14px;width:14px}._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY{font-size:14px;line-height:32px;padding:0 16px}._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY,._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;text-transform:uppercase}._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-size:12px;line-height:24px;padding:4px 9px 2px;width:100%}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs{font-size:14px;line-height:32px;padding:0 16px}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs,._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;text-transform:uppercase}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-size:12px;line-height:24px;padding:4px 9px 2px;width:100%}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs:hover ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA{display:none}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA,._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs:hover ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:block}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:none}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a{width:100%}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a:hover ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA{display:none}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA,._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a:hover ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:block}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:none} Hey Reddit, I’m VICE News Correspondent Isobel Yeung. most readers still know next to nothing about the Uyghur people besides the fact that they are Muslims (even though religiousness in Xinjiang is often divided along social class and geographic location), and the issues faced by Uyghurs have instead become way worse instead of better. Guess I shouldn't have expected her to answer this, but I still wish she had. Pretty sure that they're causing these people trouble. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place.

Looking forward to it. People are turned into caricatures: Uyghurs are depicted as sheep being herded towards cages (even though active resistance and non-cooperation were dominant themes before 2016 when the current policies of mass detention, forced assimilation, and advanced surveillance techniques began to be implemented), and Han civilians (whom cannot defend for themselves against disparaging discourse on the Internet or have anyone to defend them) depicted as accomplices to the regime despite having no choice but to act as cannon fodder (Han population in Xinjiang has declined to 7 million down from the a peak of 8-9 million circa 2014 due to emigration to other provinces). I pointed out that if she could ever find her son, he had very little to return to. The issues in Xinjiang is a culmination of centuries of ethno-cultural movement and exchange, as well as a long struggle between the Chinese authority and Uyghurs on how to define the Uyghur identity. Did you get a sense for how people feel about Assad? They are not something we’ve taken lightly. This style of reporting on Uyghurs and Xinjiang hasn't changed for nearly 30 years, most readers still know next to nothing about the Uyghur people besides the fact that they are Muslims (even though religiousness in Xinjiang is often divided along social class and geographic location), and the issues faced by Uyghurs have instead become way worse instead of better. When I get back home, I try to see family and friends. She's so immersed in her self image as an intrepid reporter, she never learned the job. Same as in Myanmar, where the Rohingya, too, contributed to the violence, none of it justified their ethnic cleansing. Did you find that the lady you talked to on the train was resentful of Uighurs in general, or did you believe her when she said that unification of Uighurs and Han Chinese needs to be done in all aspects? AFAIK they question the Communist Party and Xinjiang is key to the develop the Belt and Road Iniciative. Press J to jump to the feed.

The ethnogenesis of Uyghurs (of which Uyghur intellectuals, working class Uyghurs, the USSR, the PRC, the ROC, and the Qing Dynasty all played important roles in) is an unique topic in itself and (in my opinion) is a key in understanding why the conflicts we are seeing are conflicts in the first place, yet it is never mentioned by contemporary news outlets at all. Too bad Isobel is dodging it because I'd really like to hear her unique take. This is psychopathic behavior, not proper journalism. solutions - Most of the Uighur diaspora I spoke to seemed to think that pressure from the international community was their best and only hope.

Re. He said that he was fine with China being authoritarian and autocratic because he was more scared of China devolving into violence if they tried to have any sort of democratic revolution. Bruh. I've seen several reporters gone to xinjiang over the last months. In the book, Rudelson made mentions of an analysis he was asked to write for Newsweek shortly after riots in Kashgar around 1990, only to have very little of his opinion or analysis appear in the final article.

._12xlue8dQ1odPw1J81FIGQ{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle} Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. New York: Columbia University Press., ISBN-13: 9780231107877). Hey Reddit, I’m VICE News Correspondent Isobel Yeung. And what did you do to decompress/get back centered once you returned to your home area? The war that has ravaged Syria has enormous global ramifications and is a truly heartbreaking story to tell. Cookies help us deliver our Services.

Not OP, but thank you for this eyeopening post. What solutions do you think there are to this situation? Again this is just more "We're not seeing both sides of the concentration camp issue" misdirection. /*# sourceMappingURL=*/Greetings Isobel. Others said they’d welcome anyone who could help them rebuild their homes. Just 100% wrong. It's a recurrent theme in the journalism coverage of ethnic issues across the world: Intermingled ethnic, political, social, cultural, and anthropological topics are flattened, simplified, and presented as nothing more than "X is doing Y and Z is upset. As far as I can see you're here attempting to shift blame to the Western Media - a repugnant position that doesn't deserve a response from anyone serious. How did you decide when to blur faces, disguise voices, or omit information: For instance, was it not too revealing to share that the little Uighur girl said she was Class President? But it also makes me very driven to be telling these stories and providing a crucial platform for these disasters around the world. Are you really expecting a Glassdoor type response here? I’d be lying if I didn’t say yes, it can be rough sometimes returning from these places. Over the past two years, China has rounded up an estimated 1 million Muslim Uighurs and placed them in so-called "re-education camps". Very little background about the Uyghurs as an ethnicity is provided for Western readers. Not OP, but for question 1 if it's any help, here's a video of celebrations in the city of Dier ez Zor when the Syrian Army entered the city after it's 3 year siege by IS (check out the whole thread), (1997). ._9ZuQyDXhFth1qKJF4KNm8{padding:12px 12px 40px}._2iNJX36LR2tMHx_unzEkVM,._1JmnMJclrTwTPpAip5U_Hm{font-size:16px;font-weight:500;line-height:20px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);margin-bottom:40px;padding-top:4px}._306gA2lxjCHX44ssikUp3O{margin-bottom:32px}._1Omf6afKRpv3RKNCWjIyJ4{font-size:18px;font-weight:500;line-height:22px;border-bottom:2px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-line);color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);margin-bottom:8px;padding-bottom:8px}._2Ss7VGMX-UPKt9NhFRtgTz{margin-bottom:24px}._3vWu4F9B4X4Yc-Gm86-FMP{border-bottom:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-line);margin-bottom:8px;padding-bottom:2px}._3vWu4F9B4X4Yc-Gm86-FMP:last-of-type{border-bottom-width:0}._2qAEe8HGjtHsuKsHqNCa9u{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);padding-bottom:8px;padding-top:8px}.c5RWd-O3CYE-XSLdTyjtI{padding:8px 0}._3whORKuQps-WQpSceAyHuF{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon);margin-bottom:8px}._1Qk-ka6_CJz1fU3OUfeznu{margin-bottom:8px}._3ds8Wk2l32hr3hLddQshhG{font-weight:500}._1h0r6vtgOzgWtu-GNBO6Yb,._3ds8Wk2l32hr3hLddQshhG{font-size:12px;line-height:16px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._1h0r6vtgOzgWtu-GNBO6Yb{font-weight:400}.horIoLCod23xkzt7MmTpC{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;color:#ea0027}._33Iw1wpNZ-uhC05tWsB9xi{margin-top:24px}._2M7LQbQxH40ingJ9h9RslL{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon);margin-bottom:8px}