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

#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 …

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 …

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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, …

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. …