Category Archives: Syria

Real vs. Fake: How to authenticate YouTube videos for human rights work

Christoph Koettl from Amnesty USA’s Crisis Prevention and Response Unit reports on a new tool he’s launching to help human rights workers sift video fact from fiction. During crises or disasters, YouTube is widely used to share footage—including a host … Continue reading

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Syrians struggling to begin new lives in Istanbul

By Anna Shea, Legal Adviser on Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International. What struck me most when I met Zeinah (not her real name), a 29-year-old Syrian refugee in Turkey, were her warm personality and marvelous smile. But her … Continue reading

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A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … Continue reading

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‘The true worth of our presence’ – Syrian lawyers risk detention and death in the name of justice

By a Damascus-based human rights lawyer * Being a human rights lawyer in Syria has never been easy. We have always been vulnerable to prosecution or at risk of arrest by the authorities. Over the past few years, however, the … Continue reading

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Calling Syria to check my family is alive

Activists across Europe are protesting today against how people fleeing war and poverty are being treated at the EU border. One protester, Inaam, is a Syrian refugee living in Greece. She worries about her relatives still living in Syria. But … Continue reading

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