Armed with only a satellite phone

The Wall Street Journal reports on one man’s quest to document the truth in Syria, armed with only a satellite phone:

The role of activists such as Mr. Yousef is one reason the Syrian government has warned that owning a satellite phone is a crime. Mr. Yousef uses a Thuraya satellite phone from Turkey. He says he doesn’t know who provided it.

Today, Mr. Yousef—who is known locally as Alaa—tours the Idlib area with his satellite phone and records the dead on video, uploading his footage and accounts to Skype chat rooms and the Web. He says he has a network of 12 to 15 fellow activists who tell him about events in towns he can’t get to.

Source: The Wall Street Journal.