Today we saw heavy shelling of Homs, Syria. It's heartbreaking to witness events like this unveiling before our eyes. At Bambuser we've always done our best to help people in areas of unrest getting their message out, especially when external forces are trying to censor or prevent footage from coming out.
One Bambuser user named Abo Mohamad Ibraahim aka "Homslive", today broadcasted live for almost 3 hours from a rooftop somewhere in Homs. It's a terrifying but very important piece of video. It's raw and unedited, showing the brutality of a ruthless war on civilians. Though repeatedly asked by people in the chatroom to seek cover at a safer place, Abo Mohamad Ibraahim told the viewers that he was determined to stay at his position and keep the live broadcast going, allowing the world to witness the desperate fight of the Syrian people.
His live feed was viewed by tens of thousands of people on bambuser.com as well as re-distributed to a global multi million audience through major broadcasters such as BBC, CNN, Sky News and AlJazeera
Abo Mohamed Ibraahahim is part of the Sham News Network (S.N.N.) and is S.N.N.'s manger in Homs. S.N.N. is an important part of the Syrian opposition, ensuring that information about what's happening in Syria is communicated to the world. To follow and learn more about S.N.N. you can read more on their English Facebook page or their Arabic Facebook page.
Bambuser was founded with a fundamental mission: To democratize the power of live video broadcasting. We're dedicated to stay true to our mission