Maryam Al Hallak is one of many Syrian mothers who learned of her son’s murder in Assad regime custody through photos leaked online. As she tells Al-Jumhuriya in this interview, she now heads the Caesar Families Association, advocating for the rights of detainees, justice for their killers, and the preservation of victims’ memories.
Syrian writer and former prisoner of conscience Yassin al-Haj Saleh speaks to Belarusian activist Marina Naprushkina about the global rise of authoritarians, the “plague” of Putinism, and why the time is ripe for new political movements.
Al-Jumhuriya talks to veteran Lebanese journalist Michael Young about the parallels and distinctions between today’s mass protests in Lebanon and the 2005 “Cedar Revolution.”
Co-director of prize-winning film Still Recording tells Al-Jumhuriya about filming under chemical attacks in Eastern Ghouta, and the untold stories of life in revolutionary Syria.
Islamic feminism, Tunisian LGBT rights, African-Arab relations, and the troubled history of North African Jewry are just some of the ground covered in this interview with Tunisian-French historian and feminist author Sophie Bessis.
Islam, culture, nationalism, revolution, exile, and the West's anti-democratic Middle East policies are just part of the ground covered in this in-depth interview, to be published in the upcoming book, Dissidents of the International Left.
By releasing the names of thousands of detainees perished in its custody, the Assad regime may believe it can turn the page on the issue of the "disappeared" once and for all. International law, however, demands accountability, a legal expert on impunity tells Al-Jumhuriya in a wide-ranging interview.
Al-Jumhuriya talks to journalist Gareth Browne about his week in Syria last month observing a “crazy club” of pro-Assad British parliamentarians and priests.
Al-Jumhuriya speaks to three women from the Families for Freedom movement about their campaign to free Syria’s 200,000-plus missing detainees; a campaign they say makes the Assad regime "really angry."
Feras Fayyad talks to Al-Jumhuriya about his award-winning documentary, the destruction of Aleppo, the daily abuse he receives from Putin fans, and film as a tool for achieving justice.
A leading French Arabist and author talks Syria’s revolution(s), reconstruction, and the illusion of “stability” under dictatorships.
One of Europe’s foremost Syria experts talks German elections, refugees, Syria’s reconstruction, and ISIS in second Al-Jumhuriya English podcast.