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. Welcome to Syria Untold.
Latest posts by Syria Untold
"Contrary to a common prejudice, comics can help address serious, difficult issues. This form allows, if not requires, the reporter to be part of the story he tells."
"[Our legal team] will exhaust all available means and legal resources at its disposal to pursue justice for the thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict."
"At a minimum, the numerous problems with rights and freedoms in Russia suck up a lot of time...which doesn’t leave energy for problems taking place far from Russia."
“I was motivated because I’m born undefined — and I’m still undefined — but I came to understand myself more through understanding others."
“Forgive me, father, it was never my choice to leave.”
Rebels and their families are evacuating their last bastion in the city that has been dubbed “the capital of the revolution". Here are some of their stories.
Authorities have withheld or complicated the issuing of death certificates, school diplomas and passports as punishment to Syrians who don't walk the regime line.
“War is merciless. Many women and children have been burdened with supporting families that have lost the main breadwinner. They have no choice but to work."
Abdus-Sattar, Mahmud and Suad each had their reasons for fleeing ISIS. Here are their stories.
After centuries of common history and decades of separation, Syrian artists are permeating the Turkish art scene, creating important institutions and networks for both themselves and the host community.
"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."
Talks of “banal death”, “corruption”, “war profiteers” and “price peaks” are no longer confined to private spheres.
Douma graves have taught us that death has its own art forms in this war.
"I wish that when the war is over I can return to pursue my dreams."
"Raising awareness among women, who are the key element in building society in Syria is detrimental to the goals of these radical groups."
Once home to 160,000 Palestinian refugees, the Yarmouk camp today houses 18,000 people under siege. The regime has cut their water supply. Online, netizens are drawing attention to their plight.
Chance4Change aims to fund 15 schools in areas free of regime control in order to secure their curriculum and ensure they remain independent. Find out how you can help.
From poets to activists from the heart of Aleppo, where the bombs keep falling, shows of Syrian-Palestinian solidarity are constant. Syria Untold has the story.
Douma, Syria-based artist Akram Abu al-Fawz turns missile and rocket shells into art objects and ornaments.
It is no surprise to see Bashar al-Assad nominate himself for the Syrian presidency in the upcoming elections on June 3. Syria Untold checks out what cartoonists have to say.