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Rami Alhames

Syrian Brazilian, author & translator in Portuguese, Arabic and English. My blog SyriO, My Facebook Page SyriO Twitter: @r_alhames,

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Latest posts by Rami Alhames

29 June 2016

The Uncertain Future of the Syrian Revolution

The Bridge

With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.

22 June 2016

10 Athletes From Four Countries Will Compete at the Olympics Under One Banner: Refugee

"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."

17 June 2016

‘Mother, Don’t Cry If They Couldn’t Find My Body’: Remembering the 4,000 Syrian Refugees Who Died En Route to Europe

A humanitarian agency is working to increase global awareness about the refugees from Syria who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, releasing a film called “The Sea Cemetery.”

15 June 2016

Helping Refugees in Europe Get Connected to the Internet

Rising Voices

"Connecting with family is a top priority for newly arrived refugees who want their loved ones to know they are safe."

3 April 2016

#IamSyrian, a Campaign to Make Every Syrian Proud

Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.

1 April 2016

#NewPalmyra Crowdsources the Majestic History That ISIS Destroyed in Syria

In less than a year, Palmyra lost many of its archaeological monuments. A project founded by jailed Syrian activist Bassel Khartabil wants to restore the ancient city with 3D models.

12 February 2016

When a Syrian Town Has So Many Foreign Fighters That English and German Are Common Languages

Manbij is populated by so many foreign fighters that English and German are now commonly spoken languages in the small town.

5 February 2016

Meet Brazil's (Literally) Most Sung Hero: The Japanese Federale

“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”

26 January 2016

How Netizens Are Pushing Back Against ISIS’ Social Media ‘Propaganda Machine’

Global Voices Advocacy

Alongside the efforts of big companies and governments, many independent groups and individuals are making their own efforts to combat ISIS' activities online.

6 October 2015

Syrian Refugees? Get Your Facts Straight Before You Share Their Stories

Photographs of struggling Syrian refugees escaping death are plastered all over the Internet. Here's our pick of some photographs which are not what they seem. Rami Alhames explains.

2 September 2015

Buy a Pen, Save a Life: A Syrian Father Inspires a Fundraising Cause

The #BuyPens campaign is a collaborative effort to help a Syrian refugee father, recently photographed selling a handful of pens in Beirut, Lebanon.

7 April 2015

Syria's Yarmouk Camp Between the Hammer of Hunger and the Anvil of Extremism

After almost two years of starving them to death, both Assad and ISIS forces are competing on killing those left alive in the Yarmouk Camp for Palestinians refugees in Damascus.

2 April 2015

Six Syrian Cartoonists Who Dare to Mock Assad You Need to Know

True art doesn't need a caption nor an explanation. Check out those six selected cartoons by brave Syrian cartoonists who dare mock Assad.

‘Western Women Don't Care If They Are Raped on the Roadside,’ Says Saudi Historian

18 February 2015

Cyber Sex Did Not End Well For These Syrians Fighting Assad's Regime

Cyber sex is changing the war grounds in Syria as a Fireeye report reveals. Hackers have stolen 7.7 GB of opposition data via malware installed during chats on Skype.

24 September 2014

#WithSyria Wants to End the Indiscriminate Bombing of Syrian Civilians

#withSyria campaign wants the world leaders to hear and act through 100K signatures to effectively stop the indiscriminate attacks of Syrians civilians. Help us by spreading the word.

28 August 2014

Powerful Video Shows a Syrian Toddler's ‘Rebirth’ From Under the Rubble of a Bombed Building

A barrel bomb destroyed little Ghina's home and killed her mother. She survived, despite being buried in rubble herself.

4 August 2014

Barrel Bombs in Syria Continue to Bring Death From Above Despite International Condemnation

The Syrian government has ignored a U.N. Security Council resolution to stop using DIY "barrel bombs," which have been dropped indiscriminately on civilian areas.

21 May 2014

Why are Saudis Kissing their Camels?

Saudis are defying the Coronavirus by kissing their camels and posting their photographs on Twitter and videos on YouTube.

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