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Rami Alhames

Syrian in blood and Identity, Brazilian in Heart and Liberty. Community Manager, Editor, Writer and Translator of Portuguese, Arabic and English.

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Female Brazilian legislator attacked on social media for revealing outfit

"The participation of women in society is so tiny that a neckline can become a huge issue."

A Syrian Artist Reimagines the World's Powerful Leaders as Vulnerable Refugees

"Those leaders were partly responsible for the displacement of Syrians. Maybe they will feel what it feels like to be vulnerable."

Brazilian Graffiti Artists and Young Syrians Are Painting Refugee Camp Walls Together

Brazilian and Syrians are hand in hand on "Painting on Camps walls" of refugee's school camp in Lebanon's Beqaa and more walls of hope inside Syria.

Uproar After a Syrian Judge Says Taking a Second Wife Could Fix ‘Spinsterhood’

"[The decreasing number of men] exacerbates the problem and negatively affects young women and families, given the social norms that stigmatize unmarried women, divorcees, or even widows."

Sleeping or Dead – Part 5: This Farce Called a Homeland

"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”

Sleeping or Dead – Part 2: Aghiad's Blue Jacket

"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."

The Uncertain Future of the Syrian Revolution

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.

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..."

‘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.”

Helping Refugees in Europe Get Connected to the Internet

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

#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.

#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.

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.

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.”

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

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

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.

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.

ISIS Hacks Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Website and Threatens its Director

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.

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.

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