Syrian HNC women team in Rome (19-21 May) met with the representatives of Italian institutions and civil society and to make an official visit to the Vatican.
Europe must raise its voice and force Assad to listen, said the group. Addressing the humanitarian situation on the ground is paramount for credible negotiations about political transition, they added. Continue reading
Ahmad, 28, ballet dancer, travelled through many countries to reach Germany. His experience, in his own words, of the longest journey to reach safety and start his life anew. Published here, on L’Indro. Continue reading
Host countries turn Palestinians back They are among the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian crisis. Besieged in their camps within Syria, they face typhoid and starvation. Host countries in the region turn them back. Palestinians from Syria are forced to leave their homes, once again. In host countries they are discriminated against, face abuse, … Continue reading
It’s Friday 11th December, 2015. It’s 18:00 Aleppo time. Journalist and activist Rami Jarrah is in the Syrian city. He is sitting on a plastic chair in the street, wearing a scarf and a wool hat. The street looks dark, he says there’s no electricity, only generators. It’s indeed remarkable that the connection doesn’t suddenly … Continue reading
Interview with Syrian director Rafat Alzakout We had this vision to topple down the regime. At the time, the hope was at its highest. Spaces like ‘Home’ organised activities for children. It’s unusual for Syria! The rest of my chat with Rafat is available here. Continue reading
A little background: Last month, I was asked to write an op-ed for Il Manifesto Sardo, a Sardinian left-wing fortnightly magazine published on line. It is not an analysis and it does not claim objectivity or neutrality. This piece conveys my very personal point of view – a perspective undoubtedly influenced by the time I spent in Damascus, … Continue reading
Masasit Mati – the Arabic name for the straw used to seep maté, a very popular drink in Syria – is a Syrian anonymous collective, based in Beirut, which produced the popular series ‘Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator‘. The series, available on YouTube with English subtitles, describes Bashar al-Assad’s Syria using a brilliant … Continue reading