Tag Archives: Activist

Syria activists adapt to new roles as relief volunteers

When Hytham was released from a Syrian prison in the spring after his third incarceration for being an opposition member, he expected to return to the streets with thousands of other activists to call for the fall of the government. … Continue reading

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Fifteen days in HELL !

By: Helen Dayem In the Syrian regime’s brutal government crackdown on peaceful protesters, the torture of innocent civilians started from day one with the world’s sudden horror after the release of Human Rights documents, in which the horrific torture methods … Continue reading

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INSIDE AND OUTSIDE: Interview with Alexander Page

In January 2011, just before the beginning of what would soon be called the “Arab Spring,” Rami Jarrah was a young businessman in Damascus, doing import and export and earning a good living. In his own words however, he was … Continue reading

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Editorial: Life in Homs

By: @BigAlBrand In here you’ll read exactly what I’ve experienced on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. I woke up at 5 AM after three hours of “sleep”, checked if there’s nearby shooting or shelling, got dressed then went out to the … Continue reading

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Bassel Shehade: Dreamer, adventurer, Activist

By: Bayan Khatib “I do not get how you could live away from Syria. My love for her keeps drawing me back,” Bassel Shehade tells a dear friend, Maher Azem, during one of their last conversations. Maher and Bassel played … Continue reading

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Syracuse University: Syrian student killed in homeland

By: George Walsh ALBANY, N.Y. — A student filmmaker who was a well-known Syrian activist was killed while filming the ongoing violence in his homeland, Syracuse University said Tuesday. Bassel Al Shahade died Monday in the embattled city of Homs, … Continue reading

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Video: Human Rights activists documents Syria war crimes

Human Rights Activists Ole Solvang documents several war crimes and violations in the city of Taftanaz in Idlib during Kofi Annan’s peace plan. Source: The Syrian Sun

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A Malaysian’s view on Syria

By: Shahanaaz Habib Activist Mustapa Mansor who studied in Syria 20 years ago went back recently to have a look and shares his views on the situation there. When Mustapa Mansor was in Jordan for an NGO event for Palestine last … Continue reading

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Video: Activists say Syrian troops continue crackdown

Activists in Syria have posted more video evidence suggesting the fragile UN brokered truce is not holding. The government continues blatant and hidden use of force against any gatherings voicing anger against it. Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports

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‘I’m using YouTube to help bring change to Syria’

Ahmed el Khalaf, 22, has been to Syria to witness the ongoing conflict between government forces and opposition rebels. Many of his videos have been uploaded to YouTube and he says he wants to raise awareness of what’s going on … Continue reading

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