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Assad admission: Syria’s media institutions corrupt

Assad said his government and ministry would clean up the state's media institutions

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In a rare admission, Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the state’s media institutions are corrupt and should be cleaned up.
The media institution’s content, production and operations, are directly under the guidance of Assad’s security and intelligence institutions, which are constantly at work to glorify his image as a “visionary leader”.

Assad said in an interview published on Thursday in Al Watan, the Syrian Arabic language daily newspaper: “The Syrian media needs to clean up corruption and I will leave this responsibility to my government and the new ministry responsible for media.”