Citizen Journalist–HR Activist Monitor

The Unsung Heroes of Syria: Voices of Resilience

There are many unsung heroes in Syria. We are lucky enough to work with some of them. Earlier this week, one of our colleagues near Damascus had his house hit by a mortar. The day after, he continued his work with us, as usual, helping...

Civil Defense headquarters in Idlib marks the latest target of airstrikes

An airstrike destroyed northwestern Idlib’s only Civil Defense center on Wednesday. The attack was allegedly a single missile strike from a  Soviet-era warplane - a signature plane of the Syrian military. A witness mentions "The center was completely destroyed after sustaining a direct hit,” The damages include five injured...

WhatsApp – a Syrian’s best friend – An LCC feature

Salamatech's own Basel Mattar was featured on LCC's magazine, Rising for Freedom, where he discussed the effects of WhatApp on Syrians and how reliant people are to the service. The relationship between Syrians and WhatsApp has evolved to a point where normal users are now nicknaming it as...

Empowering women to be Syrian journalists

Zaina Erhaim has studied journalism in the UK and worked as a journalist in England for two years before returning home to Syria in 2011. Upon finding that most journalists and citizen journalists were men, she decided to educate women in this sphere. After performing...

Syrian journalists severely injured in Aleppo

Journalist Hadi Abdullah and cameraman Khaled Eissa were wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Aleppo on Thursday July 16th 2016 . The explosion happened around midnight, in front of Abdullah's home. Eissa is in critical condition suffering from wounds to the head and...

Attampted assasination of journalist Ahmed Abd al-Qader

Ahmed Abd al-Qader, founder of Eye on the homeland, was shot 3 times by gunmen riding a motorbike in the southeastern Turkish town of Urfa. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack along with previous attacks on his bother Ibrahim and colleague Fares Hamadi. "Even in...

Verify – a way to seek the truth from Syrian news outlets

Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution 5 years ago, the amount of information about various military and humanitarian developments is quite substantial and naturally, the amount of false reports emanating within Syria is apparent. Ahmad Primo a web developer and programmer, has been working...

CPJ launches SecureDrop – an open-source whistleblower submission system

Journalists in conflict areas are often under physical and technological threats. SecureDrop was created to help them get past government surveillance anonymously. Journalists can use SecureDrop to submit messages and files to CPJ without revealing their identity, location, or the contents of their messages to potential...

Anti-ISIS Syrian journalist killed in Turkey

Syrian journalist, Zaher al-Shurqat, was shot Sunday in the southern Turkish town of Gaziantep, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the act. This marks the fourth Syrian journalist killed in Turkey over the past six months. Al-Shurqat worked for...

Profile Pictures on Facebook go Red

On Thursday, the already-fragile ceasefire between Syrian government forces and opposition factions crumbled after government forces targeted a hospital in Aleppo with barrel bombs and missiles. On Saturday 2 May activists around the world took to the streets and social media in solidarity with the civilians...