Civil society

Mazaj Band: Down with the Homeland

Mazaj Band: Down with the Homeland

In the streets of old Tartus, where the cafes are filled with card players, the unemployed, and those …

SOZ: The National Kurdish Youth Organization

SOZ: The National Kurdish Youth Organization

Recently, Kurdish organizations within Kurdish territories were dissolved, in order to join a new movement, SOZ. This organization …

Darayya Haemorrhaging Her Activists

Darayya Haemorrhaging Her Activists

Civil, pacifist activists have always been the most effective weapon against Assad’s tyranny. They were the ones who …

Syrian Women: Partners in Revolution

Syrian Women: Partners in Revolution

Syrian women have been actively involved in almost every aspect of the Syrian uprising since its outbreak in …

Abu Malik: The Painter of Darayya

Abu Malik: The Painter of Darayya

Life under siege is akin to slow death, pushing the besieged to the brink of despair, at times, …

Hibr

Hibr

Hibr is one of the few Syrian newspapers curated, produced and printed inside Syria. The journal, established in …

Yarmouk 63: More Than A Radio

Yarmouk 63: More Than A Radio

The Palestinian tragedy seems to be condemned to painful repetitions: depopulation, refuge and catastrophe; year after year. Like …

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, …

Civil activism

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

Activists from within the besieged city of Zabadani launched the “I Am She” campaign. The campaign focuses on …

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

The revolutionary movement that started in Kafranbel in March 2011 has yet to run out of steam. The …

Douma in Solidarity with Paris

Douma in Solidarity with Paris

Despite the blockade, their wounds and pain, despite the fact that they are caught between two evils, Assad …

A Vigil for the Children of Douma

“We don’t need, we don’t need eternal humiliation and harassment. From Vienna to Geneva, Syria is bled to …

“Greetings to the Third Intifada from Besieged Douma”

“Greetings to the Third Intifada from Besieged Douma”

Like many other Syrian youth, Yousef al-Bustani has always dreamt of a liberated Palestine. The young man is …

Syria Outside the Media: A Cultural Week in France

Syria Outside the Media: A Cultural Week in France

The Syrian organization Syrian Freedom, in collaboration with French solidarity organizations with the Syrian opposition, exhibited poetry, and …

A Difficult Marathon for Peace

A Difficult Marathon for Peace

When the group of Syrian women shouted, at the tops of their lungs, in the Hamidiya Market in …

Rami: The Long Wait

Rami: The Long Wait

Ola’s father spent seven long years behind bars as a political prisoner when she was a child. Before …

That’s What the Donor Wants

That’s What the Donor Wants

“- I need a trash can close to my desk. – Sure, submit an application, and we’ll add …

An Inadvertent Media Activist

An Inadvertent Media Activist

The family of Hassan, from the Eastern Ghouta, did not know that one laptop was going to bring …

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“I Am She” for Syrian Women

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

Activists from within the besieged city of Zabadani launched the “I Am She” campaign. The campaign focuses on …

Mazaj Band: Down with the Homeland

Mazaj Band: Down with the Homeland

In the streets of old Tartus, where the cafes are filled with card players, the unemployed, and those …

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

The revolutionary movement that started in Kafranbel in March 2011 has yet to run out of steam. The …

The Discovery of Oil in Eastern Ghouta

The Discovery of Oil in Eastern Ghouta

The current siege on Ghouta has left many people desperate for food, money, and a new life. As …

Putin in Bab al-Hara

Putin in Bab al-Hara

In response to being unable to grasp their new political reality, Syrians have transformed the Russian intervention, personified …

Kurdish Autonomous Administration in Rojava

Kurdish Autonomous Administration in Rojava

Historically, the city of Qamishlo has housed a large number of Kurdish and non-Kurdish parties, most prominent of …

Issam Hamra: A Victim of the Army of Fateh’s Abuse

Issam Hamra: A Victim of the Army of Fateh’s Abuse

This would not be the first time that civilians fell victim to opposition brigades in Syria: they have …

SOZ: The National Kurdish Youth Organization

SOZ: The National Kurdish Youth Organization

Recently, Kurdish organizations within Kurdish territories were dissolved, in order to join a new movement, SOZ. This organization …

ISIS Slaughters Silently

ISIS Slaughters Silently

At the end of 2014, ISIS began cracking down on media activists in Raqqa, causing many to flee. …

“Greetings to the Third Intifada from Besieged Douma”

“Greetings to the Third Intifada from Besieged Douma”

Like many other Syrian youth, Yousef al-Bustani has always dreamt of a liberated Palestine. The young man is …