Syria Tag

Why Helping Syrians is Harder than it Seems

While the Syrian civil war continues to rage more than five years on, the challenges in helping those caught in conflict grow. The U.N. estimates that 13.5 million Syrians are in need of assistance - their situations vary, and some, such as refugees, are easier...

Hacker sympathetic with Assad appears in US federal court

A computer hacker and alleged member of the Syrian Electronic Army, Peter Romar, appeared in a Virginia federal court on Tuesday. Romar faces charges related to unauthorized computer intrusions and violations of sanctions against Syria, according to the U.S Department of Justice. He is one...

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...

Facebook Prison: Testimonies from Syria

***The original version of this account was published in Arabic on Rising for Freedom's website on October 4, 2015.*** Ahmad witnessed many horrors during his year in a Syrian regime prison.  Some of the worst were people being tortured for their Facebook and other online passwords....

The Ultimate Revolution: Nonviolent Information Technologies

Afra Jalabi, a renowned Syrian scholar, activist and friend of SalamaTech, discusses how revolutions in technology can indeed revolutionize Revolution. By Afra Jalabi We live in a world that is increasingly interconnected-- populations around the world are gaining access to education, information technologies and global media. Along...

SalamaTech supports Planet Syria campaign

On April 7th, 2015 SalamaTech joined the Planet Syria campaign to build global solidarity to stop the violence in Syria. Through global solidarity, Planet Syria hopes that Syrian voices will be heard by decision makers....