Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Articles by Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Berlin court sentences perpetrator to life imprisonment for war crimes in Syria

SCM welcomes the court’s decision as a step toward justice and redress for the victims of grave violations committed in Syria since 2011.

The realities of Syria’s disappeared, arbitrarily detained, and their families

A new guide explores the dire risks and challenges facing the families of Syria’s disappeared, abducted, and arbitrarily detained.

Children cross a road in front of a mural, part of an awareness campaign calling on people to take care during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Qamishli, Syria, 9 March 2021, DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian media struggles to report on the pandemic

A new study by The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression revealed significant gaps in the Syrian media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in disseminating accurate, depoliticized information, and countering misinformation.

A photojournalist lies on the ground as ISIL militants clash with Kurdish armed groups, in Syria's Zorafa region, near the Turkish border, 1 October 2014, Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Syria: A black hole for media workers

Over the past decade, media and journalists in Syria faced violations against their work an average of once every three days, reveals a new report from the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.

Syria: Thousands of prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 outbreak

A lack of government transparency and access to health records, as well as overcrowded, unsanitary detention centers are putting thousands of Syrian prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus. Rights groups call for the release of detainees, including political prisoners and human rights defenders whose numbers remain largely unknown.

The Disappeared: Where are Syria’s forcibly disappeared activists?

Rights groups issue a joint statement on the missing, detained and forcibly disappeared human rights defenders in Syria, calling for their release, and an end to the culture of impunity for perpetrators of crimes against humanity.

Hundreds of people gather in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 15 March 2018, to call for peace and demand an end to the ongoing violence in Syria, Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Germany arrests two Syrians for alleged crimes against humanity

Anwar R. (56) and Eyad A. (42) are being charged with torturing detainees while they were Syrian intelligence officers in 2011 and 2012.

Women and children stage a protest against Assad Regime's siege to the town of Darayya, Damascus, Syria, 9 March 2016, Hussam El Ahmed /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Prominent activists confirmed executed by Assad regime in 2013

The Syrian regime has finally confirmed that it executed prominent activists Yahya and Muhammad Al-Sharbaji and Islam Dabbas over 5 years ago.