Alternative sources on Syria’s unheard stories.
Changing Syria's Single Story
Alternative sources on Syria's unheard stories.
Badael (i.e. Alternatives in Arabic): is a Syrian NGO committed to strengthening civil society groups and NGOs in Syria that are active or want to become active in the promotion of non-violence and in the implementation of activities to reduce the severity of violence, to break its cycle, to respond to the conflict and to prepare for the process of post-conflict peace-building.
Basmeh & Zeitooneh is committed to serving Syrian refugees and the communities that are hosting them in Lebanon and Turkey. We were established by Syrian expatriates who realized short-term emergency measures were failing to meet refugee needs. Our founders are part of the community we serve. We live and work in the same communities as refugees, and we endeavor to help the local hosts as well displaced Syrians.
Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts is a Syrian non-profit organization, launched in early 2013, to support and produce Syrian documentaries and short and experimental films, and to organize specialized training courses on documentary filmmaking.
The Violations Documenting Center in Syria, documenting martyrs, detainees, missing persons, and the kidnapped from civilians and non-civilians in Syria
In this evocative, award-winning series for Global Voices, Syrian blogger and activist Marcell Shehwaro describes her life in Aleppo, the heart of Syria's armed conflict, between forces loyal to the current regime and those seeking to oust it. On September 26, 2015, "Dispatches From Syria" won a 2015 Online Journalism Award in the category of Online Commentary.
The latest Tweets from Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan). Co-author of NYT Bestseller, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror https://t.co/JDsMSXZeYd Associate Fellow, @ChathamHouse. Nonresident Fellow, @TimepDC Email in link. London, DC, Abu Dhabi, Urfa
After four years of bloodshed, the war machine continues to reap the lives of Syrian people and stifle their dreams.
On our TV screens, politicians and talking heads continue to reduce Syrians to statistics and security threats.
But behind the numbers are ordinary human beings of flesh and blood—brave individuals who continue to struggle for life.
Humans of Syria is our effort to introduce you to the people of Syria: a project to document and publish stories from beyond the battle lines, down to the details that make us human. Stories of daily life, and survival; hardship and hope.
This is Humans of Syria
"Death seems to be everywhere. It is almost normal this year to see the calm visage of dead people as they are prepared for delivery to the next world. Sometimes the bodies have not been so horribly damaged, other times it is terrible to even grasp what has happened to the unfortunate soul. But perhaps more worrying have been the videos I have seen of people who have not yet died, but have suffered injuries so horrific that you would wish them a quick and painless death. While this grotesque orgy of violence that we are presented with has shocked me, it has also made me feel much more stoic about life in general."
Blog, campaign news and updates from Planet Syria
This music channel is dedicated to the glorious Syrian revolutionary surge of 2011 and 2012 that witnessed the most creative political-artistic event in Syria's history since the Roman era!
During their peaceful uprising, Syrian protesters developed a ceremonial tradition, in which they used to re-sing their folk and pop music, having re-written its lyrics and mixed its melodies with their angry will to overthrow Assad Son's regime, charmingly dancing and collectively chanting for their modest demand of... freedom.
It's so unfortunate that very few around the world, even among Arabs, have seen these scenic videos, and YouTube.com itself cannot remember them after the horrifying pictures of the neo-Gulf War prevailed, and after Sunni and Shia militias started invading the war-torn Syria from different parts of the world.
Post-Assad pre-ISIS is to shed some light on an actual yet so forgotten history, as well as on Syria and its once astonishing cry for liberty.
The latest Tweets from Raed Fares (@RaedFares4). Media Activist, Kafranbel in Syria, Kafranbel Media center, Radio Fresh FM, URB Civil Organization. The Syrian Revolution Against Dictatorships, Assad & ISIS
The latest Tweets from الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL). Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently The Syrian Campaign Against #ISIS and #Assad regime in #Raqqa -Raqqa.Slaughtered@gmail.com. Syria - Raqqa
Stories & Tales about Syria and Tomorrow
Working toward a Syria defined by justice, respect for human rights, and rule of law - where all Syrians live in peace.
Syria Untold is an independent digital media project exploring the storytelling of the Syrian struggle and the diverse forms of resistance. We are a team of Syrian writers, journalists, programmers and designers living in the country and abroad trying to highlight the narrative of the Syrian revolution, which Syrian men and women are writing day by day. Through grassroots campaigns, emerging forms of self-management and self-government and endless manifestations of citizen creativity, a new outspoken Syria has emerged, after decades of repression and paralysis. With mainstream media focusing increasingly on geostrategic and military aspects and less on internal dynamics developing on the ground, we believe there are many aspects of the Syrian struggle that remain uncovered, many stories that we would not like to see forgotten. Welcome to the stories of daily resistance and creativity.
This project aims to archive all the intellectual and artistic expressions in the age of revolution; it is writing, recording, and collecting stories of the Syrian people, and those experiences through which they have regained meaning of their social, political and cultural lives. Although most of the cultural and artistic output of the Syrian revolution is available somewhere on the internet, it rushes by and is difficult to find soon after its initial launching.
The latest Tweets from The Syria Campaign (@TheSyriaCmpgn). Hope means nothing without action. An open global movement standing for a free and peaceful Syria. Tweets by @talk_to_han (mostly). Global
The latest Tweets from The Syrian Observer (@observesyria). A website translating Syria's daily press and providing a who's who profile of Syrian civil society, government and opposition
Syria Civil Defense saves lives and strengthens civilian communitites. We are neutral, impartial and humanitarian. We do not pledge allegiance to any political party of group. We serve all the people of Syria - we are from the people and for the people.
‘yassinhs.com’ is an unofficial website created to collect the work of Yassin al-Haj Saleh in English.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh (born 1961) is a Syrian writer, intellectual and former political prisoner. In 1980 and while studying medicine in Aleppo University, the 19-year-old Yassin was arrested by Hafez al-Assad regime because of his membership in the Syrian Communist Party-Political Bureau. He remained in prison for 16 years and 14 days (7/12/1980–21/12/1996). In 1994, the State Security Court, without witnesses or defence, sentenced him to 15-year imprisonment. When his time was up, the security forces asked for his cooperation as a condition of release. He refused and was sent for an additional year to the notorious Tadmur prison. He returned to medical school upon his release, graduated in 2000, but never practiced medicine, instead he turned to writing and is now one of Syria’s leading and most vocal writers.
The latest Tweets from Zaina Erhaim (@ZainaErhaim). صحفية أعيش بحلب المحررة وأغرد غالبا تحت البراميل أحب الحياة وأبحث عن سبيل إليها Journalist tweeting from #Aleppo #Syria in love W life despite living with death. Aleppo
The “Free Syrian Translators” group works on translating into and from the Arabic Language, and covers a range of languages such as English, French and German. In addition to a few materials in other languages such as Russian, Spanish, Italian, Kurdish, etc.. The chosen materials are selected and verified through a controlled mechanism that ensures achieving several professional standards, contributes to the continuous expansion and diversity of the coverage areas and to the growth in numbers of the translation, proofreading and archiving cadres.