A new documentary shines rare light on a private battle waged quietly by millions of Syrian women, forced to balance responsibility for their children’s wellbeing with a sense of duty to their community under attack.
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.
A young Damascus resident questions the value of the cultural initiatives sponsored by international NGOs in the regime-held capital.
A displaced resident of Homs’ al-Wa’r district describes her journey on foot from the regime-held city center into the besieged neighborhood during a 2016 ceasefire.
Two days after rebels reached a deal with Russia to end fighting in southern Syria, Moscow and the Assad regime are already back on the offensive. Meanwhile, Daraa’s tens of thousands of displaced civilians scramble west toward Quneitra, where the bloodshed may soon follow them.
In Iraq in the 1990s, the UN came up with an “oil for food” program. In Eastern Ghouta today, the international community is sponsoring a new formula: water in exchange for dignity, writes Osama Nassar from the besieged enclave.
Syrian writer and civil society activist Marcell Shehwaro adds an exile’s perspective to Osama Nassar’s recent article comparing siege and imprisonment.
A former political prisoner now living in besieged Ghouta reflects on the parallels between the two experiences.
Six years ago Syrians rose up because they wanted democracy. And today they are exiled from their homes, against their will.
Jaffa of Syria writes a letter to the world on behalf of the one million Syrians currently living in besieged areas, some starving to death, and others dying of preventable diseases.