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Syria Untold

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.

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Latest posts by Syria Untold

2 October 2017

Spanish Court Case Tests the Challenges of Universal Jurisdiction on Syrians

"[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."

31 July 2017

Why Are Russians Indifferent to the Syrian Conflict?

RuNet Echo

"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."

12 July 2017

A Syrian Artist From the Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights Explores Identity and Humanity in His Work

“I was motivated because I’m born undefined — and I’m still undefined — but I came to understand myself more through understanding others."

29 May 2017

In Syria's Al-Waer, the Uncertainty of Evacuating Weighs Heavy on Residents

“Forgive me, father, it was never my choice to leave.”

28 May 2017

Whether They Stay or Leave, Residents of Syria's Al-Waer Face an Uncertain Future

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.

5 April 2017

The Syrian Regime Is Waging a War of Documents on Syrians

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.

7 March 2017

Small Hands and Big Burden for Child Workers in Syria's Idlib

“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."

2 March 2017

Walking on Death Along the Iraqi Border

Abdus-Sattar, Mahmud and Suad each had their reasons for fleeing ISIS. Here are their stories.

6 January 2017

Turkey Discovers Syrian Artists

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.

17 November 2016

The Uphill Battle of Protecting Syrian Antiquities Amidst War

"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."

30 June 2016

Even Assad Supporters Aren't Immune to Syria's Kings of Looting

Talks of “banal death”, “corruption”, “war profiteers” and “price peaks” are no longer confined to private spheres.

17 June 2016

The Layered Graves of Syria's Douma City

Douma graves have taught us that death has its own art forms in this war.

8 June 2016

Surrounded by Rubble, This Flower Seller's Dreams Are on Hold in Syria

"I wish that when the war is over I can return to pursue my dreams."

2 December 2014

Syria's Women of Mazaya in Response to Arson Attack: “We Will Carry On”

"Raising awareness among women, who are the key element in building society in Syria is detrimental to the goals of these radical groups."

3 November 2014

‘We Want to Live': Thousands Endure Hunger and Thirst in Syria's Besieged Yarmouk

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.

24 August 2014

Education Is Syria's ‘Chance for Change’

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.

22 July 2014

‘Syria Is With You, Gaza’

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.

21 June 2014

Syrian Man Turns Artillery into Art

Douma, Syria-based artist Akram Abu al-Fawz turns missile and rocket shells into art objects and ornaments.

25 May 2014

Syrian Dark Humor and the Elections

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.

1 May 2014

Cooking Under Siege in Homs, Syria

From the grass that grows on the roadside to turtles, birds and insects, Homsis have taken their renowned creativity and lightheartedness to another level.

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