Women in the Revolution

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 …

Razan Zaitouneh: Sakhrov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Razan Zaitouneh: Sakhrov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Foreign Policy named prominent human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh in its 2011 list of Top Global Thinkers. She …

Oula Ramadan and Suhair Atassi: No Peace Without Justice Award

Oula Ramadan and Suhair Atassi: No Peace Without Justice Award

Politician and former detainee Suhair Ramadan, and human rights activists Oula Ramadan were chosen for the No Peace …

Samar Yazbek: Tucholsky Prize

Samar Yazbek: Tucholsky Prize

In 2012, writer and journalist Samar Yazbek was awarded the Swedish Tucholsky Prize, for her reports on the …

Rim Turkmani: Most Influential Muslim Women in Science

Rim Turkmani: Most Influential Muslim Women in Science

Dr. Rim Turkmani, astrophysicist at Imperial College London was listed as one of the most influential Muslim women …

Rima Marrouch: Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award

Rima Marrouch: Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award

Young journalist Rima Marrouch won the 2012 Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award for her “outstanding courage and commitment …

Razan Ghazzawi: Human Rights Defenders at Risk Award

Razan Ghazzawi: Human Rights Defenders at Risk Award

Blogger and human rights activist Razan Ghazzawi received the 2012 Human Rights Defenders at Risk award, from the …

Rima Dali: FP’s 100 Top Global Thinkers

Rima Dali: FP’s 100 Top Global Thinkers

For its 2012 list of top global thinkers, Foreign Policy named activist Rima Dali as #19, for “insisting …

Hala Kodmani: French Award of Diplomatic Press

Hala Kodmani: French Award of Diplomatic Press

Independent reporter Hala Kodmani received the 2013 French Award of Diplomatic Press, in recognition of her press coverage …

Hanadi Zahlout: Human Rights Defenders Award

Hanadi Zahlout: Human Rights Defenders Award

Syrian human rights activist Hanadi Zahlout received the prestigious Human Rights Defenders Award from the U.S. State Department …

Nour Kelze: Courage in Journalism Award

Nour Kelze: Courage in Journalism Award

The first Reuters photojournalist in Syria, Nour Kelze, received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s …

Doha Hassan: Samir Kassir Award

Doha Hassan: Samir Kassir Award

Doha Hassan’s article “Militarised Youth”, an opinion piece on autocracy in the Syrian educational system, won her the …

Maisa Saleh: Anna Politkovskaya Award

Maisa Saleh: Anna Politkovskaya Award

Activist Maisa Saleh was awarded the 2015 Anna Politkovskaya Award for investigative journalism, for her program From the …

Majd Sharbaji: International Women of Courage

Majd Sharbaji: International Women of Courage

Activist Majd Sharbaji was awarded the International Women of Courage Award in recognition of her civil activism and …

Souad Nawfal: Homo Homini Award

Souad Nawfal: Homo Homini Award

Souad Nawfal won the Homo Homini Award for human rights advocacy for leading a one-woman campaign against ISIS, …

Reem al-Haswani: Sowers of Peace Award

Reem al-Haswani: Sowers of Peace Award

Co-founder of Basmeh & Zeitooneh Association, al-Haswani received the 2015 Women: Sowers of Peace Prize, an award dedicated …

Zeina Irhaim: RSF Award

Zeina Irhaim: RSF Award

Reporters Without Borders honoured journalist Zeina Irhaim for her work in rebel-held areas northern Syria, where she, against …

Sonia Khouri: Woman of the Year Award

Sonia Khouri: Woman of the Year Award

In 2015 Dr. Sonia Khouri received the Women of the Year Award by the Women on the Move …

Basma Atassi: Mediterranean Journalist of the Year Award

Basma Atassi: Mediterranean Journalist of the Year Award

In October 2013, Anna Lindh Foundation presented its Mediterranean Journalist of the Year Award to Basma Atassi, for …

Civil society

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 …

Zawraq Magazine

Zawraq Magazine

Zawraq (Boat in English) is a children magazine based in the city of Kafranbel, that takes Syrian children …

Center of Mazaya

Center of Mazaya

The Center of Mazaya was founded by a small group of volunteers in order to empower women and …

Damascus Bureau

Damascus Bureau

In 2007, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) began its ongoing cooperation with independent Syrian journalists. …

Civil activism

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 …

Fair Trials Campaign

Fair Trials Campaign

The appalling persecution carried out by groups exercising de facto control over rebel-held areas are a stark indication …

Our Revolution in Colors Campaign

Our Revolution in Colors Campaign

“It was writings on the walls that sparked the Syrian revolution; and these walls have become a part …

Chess Championship in Honor of Detainee Rania Abbasi

Chess Championship in Honor of Detainee Rania Abbasi

On March 11, 2013, the Syrian Military Intelligence arrested Dr. Rania Abbasi, her husband and six children at …

Save the Rest: Campaigning Inside Assad’s Stronghold

Save the Rest: Campaigning Inside Assad’s Stronghold

“Concealed under the tranquility and silence of Damascus, is a different world called prison. A gloomy and brutal …

Sonbola Project

Sonbola Project

Based in the region of Bekaa, Lebanon, Sonbola is a lifelong learning initiative that integrates non-formal education and …

Sonbola: Painting a Brighter Future for Syrian Children

Sonbola: Painting a Brighter Future for Syrian Children

As the wave of violence that swept through Syria reaps the lives of thousands of children, it also …

Hunger Strike in Homs Central Prison

Hunger Strike in Homs Central Prison

The Syrian regime has incarcerated thousands upon thousands of protesters ever since Syrians took to the streets on …

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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, …

Boarding: Delving Into the Inner Turmoil of Syrian Immigrants

Boarding: Delving Into the Inner Turmoil of Syrian Immigrants

In 2013, Antonio Gutteres, the UN high commissioner for refugees , described the Syrian plight as “the worst …

Save the Rest: Campaigning Inside Assad’s Stronghold

Save the Rest: Campaigning Inside Assad’s Stronghold

“Concealed under the tranquility and silence of Damascus, is a different world called prison. A gloomy and brutal …

Syrian Newspapers Attacked for Standing with Charlie Hebdo Victims

Syrian Newspapers Attacked for Standing with Charlie Hebdo Victims

At one o’clock in the afternoon of Saturday January 17th, the Mazaya Center and Radio Fresh offices in …

The Snow That Keeps on Coming

The Snow That Keeps on Coming

“This is the situation for Syrians: they either freeze to death, die under torture or starve to death. …

Sonbola: Painting a Brighter Future for Syrian Children

Sonbola: Painting a Brighter Future for Syrian Children

As the wave of violence that swept through Syria reaps the lives of thousands of children, it also …

Hunger Strike in Homs Central Prison

Hunger Strike in Homs Central Prison

The Syrian regime has incarcerated thousands upon thousands of protesters ever since Syrians took to the streets on …

Douma4: We Will Never Stop

Douma4: We Will Never Stop

Steadfastness has long been the prominent feature of the Syrian civil movement. From jubilant dances in protests to …

Our Flag: An Attempt to Retrieve the Symbol of the Uprising

Our Flag: An Attempt to Retrieve the Symbol of the Uprising

National symbols are a means of uniting people under a shared banner. Thus, the vitriol surrounding the debate …