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9 04, 2018

Fear came with Hafez Assad

By | April 9th, 2018|Categories: In-depth, Syria|0 Comments

"The father of all Syrians has left us." Those were the words used on Syrian national television to announce the death of Hafez Assad on June 10, 2000, a sweltering summer day in the Syrian capital of Damascus. I was just nine years old, but I knew this was something big – and I was terrified. I ran to my uncle's house across the street to find

26 04, 2016

Darayya Media Center, Voices from under the siege!

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: In-depth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The first of 26 graffitis Majd and Abu Malek put up on the walls of Darayya. Darayya 2014-2016. Photo: Darayya Media Cente Darayya is a town in Syria, only 5 miles southwest of Damascus. The city was one of the first hotspots of the anti-Assad movement and its subsequent oppression by the regime. In August 2012, Assad’s troops entered Darayya to commit the most