New York Times
March 11, 2014
Blogging the News with Robert Mackey
|UNRWA, via Associated Press|
A spokesman for the United Nations agency that provides assistance to Palestinian refugees rejected claims that an arresting image of thousands of people waiting for food distribution on a ruined street in Damascus recently had been digitally altered.
Chris Gunness, the spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or Unrwa, said in a statement on Tuesday that the photograph — which is being used in a social media campaign to draw attention to the suffering of refugees trapped by fighting in a camp in the Syrian capital — has not “been ‘photoshopped’ or tampered with in any way. It is entirely genuine.”
Mr. Gunness, who has expressed his personal outrage at conditions in the Yarmouk Camp, is leading an effort ...READ MORE
"Any claims that the photograph, which was described as “a biblical picture of suffering” in the British tabloid press, was created in Photoshop would seem to be dispelled by what appears to be video of the same scene released by the relief agency."