Civil society

Khotwa News Agency

Khotwa News Agency

In late 2013, activists based inside and outside Syria founded the Khotwa (Step) News Agency to “bring the …

Fares Cachoux

Fares Cachoux

With striking colors and simple silhouettes, Syrian-French graphic designer Fares Cachoux commemorates the gut-wrenching massacre of al-Houla, which …

Akram Raslan: How Caricatures Shake Tyranny

Akram Raslan: How Caricatures Shake Tyranny

As the Syrian revolution enters its fifth year, many of its artists, poets, writers and activists remain incarcerated, …

Yasser Ahmad

Yasser Ahmad

Yasser Ahmad was born in the city of Qamishli, in 1977. He started drawing caricatures upon graduating from …

Ghatfan Ghannoum: “There is no creativity without freedom”

Ghatfan Ghannoum: “There is no creativity without freedom”

Fear of individual repercussions has dissuaded many Syrians from joining the Syrian revolution. For some however, the ongoing …

Revolution Supporters Assembly

Revolution Supporters Assembly

Homs Coordination Committee, a body of sub-committees comprising of neighborhoods and cities in the governorate of Homs, defected …

Life of Youth

Life of Youth

Civil activists based in the city of Qamishli founded the team Life of Youth at the end of …

ABRAJ: Towards a Cooperative Media Sphere in Syria

ABRAJ: Towards a Cooperative Media Sphere in Syria

Over the past three and a half years, the revolution has witnessed the formation of countless media projects. …

Mouhammed Tamimi

Mouhammed Tamimi

“The Syrian revolution has had a profound impact on me personally. It gave me a different perspective on …

Jamal Jarrah

Jamal Jarrah

Jamal Jarrah is a Syrian painter, sculptor and journalist, born in Damascus 1958. Unlike other artists, the clash …

Civil activism

Darayya: Reading Through the Siege

Darayya: Reading Through the Siege

In one of the side streets in Darayya, a town maimed by unrelenting bombardment and siege, lies a …

We Want to Learn

We Want to Learn

As the Syrian tragedy mounts day by day, it threatens the future of an entire generation. The violence …

#Breathless: Chemical Warfare from Ypres to al-Ghouta

#Breathless: Chemical Warfare from Ypres to al-Ghouta

On this day, 100 years ago, the fields of Ypres, Belgium, witnessed the first use of chemical weapons …

Deir ez-Zor Under Fire

Deir ez-Zor Under Fire

Civil activists in the city of Deir ez-Zor, who have been fighting tooth and nail to end the …

Syrians Are Not Numbers

Syrians Are Not Numbers

Hundreds of Syrians all over the world posted photos of themselves with numbers on their foreheads in an …

Rihab Allawi: I Am Not a Statistic

Rihab Allawi: I Am Not a Statistic

In January 2014, Pictures of 11,000 detainees killed under torture in Syrian security branches were smuggled out of …

Candlelight Vigil for Syria’s Silenced Voices

Candlelight Vigil for Syria’s Silenced Voices

On March 23, 2015, English PEN organized a candlelit vigil to show solidarity with prominent detained activists Mazen …

Raise Your Revolution’s Flag

Raise Your Revolution’s Flag

To commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, the “Aleppo Revolutionaries Assembly” launched a campaign titled “Raise …

Assad’s Speech by the Chinese Revolution

In the first few months of the uprising, anti-regime activists created a Facebook page called the “Chinese Revolution”, …

Abdulwahab Mulla: Our Head Coach Sucks

This video is a comedy sketch from a satire show called “This is the Whole Story” by Abdulwahab …

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Syrian Women Behind the Siege

Syrian Women Behind the Siege

In the besieged Ghouta areas of Damascus life, to the outside world, seems to have come to a …

Syrian Universities: A Lost Generation

Syrian Universities: A Lost Generation

Laila, 24 years old, was in the final year of her agricultural engineering studies when she left to …

Darayya: Reading Through the Siege

Darayya: Reading Through the Siege

In one of the side streets in Darayya, a town maimed by unrelenting bombardment and siege, lies a …

The Plight of Yarmouk

The Plight of Yarmouk

Yarmouk camp is a district of the city of Damascus that was established in 1957 and was populated …

Syrians Are Not Numbers

Syrians Are Not Numbers

Hundreds of Syrians all over the world posted photos of themselves with numbers on their foreheads in an …

Akram Raslan: How Caricatures Shake Tyranny

Akram Raslan: How Caricatures Shake Tyranny

As the Syrian revolution enters its fifth year, many of its artists, poets, writers and activists remain incarcerated, …

Siege: Cinema Under Siege in Yarmouk

The brutal government siege imposed on the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk for almost a year and a half …

Rihab Allawi: I Am Not a Statistic

Rihab Allawi: I Am Not a Statistic

In January 2014, Pictures of 11,000 detainees killed under torture in Syrian security branches were smuggled out of …

Women of Mazaya: A Story of Courage and Perseverance

Women of Mazaya: A Story of Courage and Perseverance

When the women of Mazaya cried “I am no longer a liability, I am an asset” two years …

Walls of Saraqeb: The Vitality of Colors in War-weary Syria

Walls of Saraqeb: The Vitality of Colors in War-weary Syria

It is inconceivable to recount the story of the Syrian uprising without dedicating a lurid chapter to Saraqeb, …