““Mrs. Shim most likely died as a result of her tireless pursuit of truth which is suppressed by media in the West. Mrs. Shim appears to be the victim of a CIA black op, most likely with the cooperation of Turkey who just recently accused her of being a ‘spy’ after she exposed Turkey’s assistance of ISIL,” …
Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV on Friday that the Turkish intelligence had accused her of spying, adding that she feared being arrested.
On Sunday, her car collided with a heavy vehicle when she was returning from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey.
The slain Press TV correspondent was among the few journalists who had done stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border and she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.”
Press TV news director Hamid Reza Emadi says the “suspicious death,” of the news channel’s correspondent in Turkey is a tragedy for “anyone who wants to get the truth.”
Emadi made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday following Serena Shim’s death across the border from Syria’s Kurdish city of Kobani, where the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters are engaged in heavy battles.
“Serena told the stories,” Emadi said, referring to Turkey’s role in the crisis, including “how Ankara collaborated with those terrorists,” and “blocked Kurdish fighters from entering Kobani” to help tackle the ISIL.
On Friday, Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she had covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.
Emadi called the “car accident” version of Shim’s death an “infantile argument” by Turkey. “We are not going to buy that,” he noted.
“We believe that the Turkish government has to be held accountable before the international community. It has to find out exactly what happened.”
The news media director went on to say that Shim was an American national who died “under very suspicious circumstances” inside Turkey. “We are waiting to see whether the US government is reacting or asking Ankara for clarification.”
Shim will not return to her children in Lebanon just because she “criticized a certain country that is creating chaos in the region by supporting terrorists both inside Syria and Iraq,” Emadi said.
He further noted that “Press TV has every right to pursue the matter legally.”
In 2012, Press TV lost another correspondent, Maya Nasser, who was shot in the neck and the chest by a foreign-backed sniper in the Syrian capital Damascus.
Emadi slammed the “so-called” human rights organizations for refusing to condemn killing of journalists like Nasser. “Just because they reported the truth. They didn’t report what the US media wants them to report.”
Shim, a mother of two, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.
She was on a mission on the Turkish side of the border across the strategic town to cover the ongoing war there.
Her car collided with a heavy vehicle upon return from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey.
The identity and the whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.
Shim said she was among the few journalists who had obtained stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border, adding she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.
Emadi decried news blackout on Press TV correspondents’ death “by those who control mass media” saying, “That’s how they’re sending a signal to independent journalists like Serena Shim.””
Denis Rancourt, “Activist Teacher” blog: Canada’s CBC is adamant on being worthless — Canada’s war against the Syrian people:
“Canada is engaged in a new war in Syria and Iraq, in addition to its war in Afghanistan, and the CBC simply will not provide the Canadian public with any balanced reporting about facts on the ground, or any actual reporting. Just look at the retarded headlines being featured in this time of war: CBC-link.
The whole World can see what is immediately obvious to any objective reader of the verifiable evidence:
Yet, the CBC insists on being irrelevant and refuses to cover the most glaring facts on the ground.
At the very least, some anchor could say “Press TV reports that”, and then spend some resources looking into it. Here is today’s glaring example:
Good job CBC. All who work at the state corporation can be proud.
Serena Shim, Jan 1, 2013: Turkey’s Pivotal Role in Syria’s Insurgency: PressTV Report from Inside Turkey:
“This investigative report by PressTV’s “In Focus” reporter Serena Shim tries to uncover the pivotal role that the Turkish government is playing in the armed terrorist uprising against the Syrian government and its people. From opening its borders so Sunni hardline religious extremists from all over the world can illegally cross into Syria, to supplying them with weapons, funding, food, and shelter, Turkey’s Erdogan-led government has been acting as a rogue state, a state-sponsor of terror in every sense of the word.”