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Facebook’s new product line: Ads for Dictators #Syria

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 3-06-2014 22:00 | Category: Human rights, Media

Facebook's new product line: Ads for Dictators, Bashar al-Assad edition

On Election day in Syria evidence has come to light that Facebook has been running advertisements from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who just last week faced accusations of war crimes at the UN Security Council.

In response, activist group The Syria Campaign has launched a video and a petition website calling on Facebook to reject advertising money from the Assad regime and donate the revenue it has received so far to fund aid for Syrian children.

Anna Nolan from The Syria Campaign: “By accepting money for “promoted posts,” Facebook has provided a platform for the propaganda of a regime that has been at the heart of one of the world’s most brutal conflicts. The Facebook advertising has helpied President Assad’s ‘Sawa’ (or ‘Together’) campaign to garner over 200,000 ‘likes’ and reach millions more.”

The campaign is demanding that Facebook stop taking their ads, take down all of President Assad’s accounts, and donate the money they’ve received to aid for the more than one million refugee children who have fled to neighboring countries.

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Social Experiment: Would You Help A Freezing Child?

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 20-02-2014 21:30 | Category: Peace & Conflicts

SOS-barnebyer. Social Experiment: Would You Help A Freezing Child?

This kind of social experiments have been done before. And are apparently still a success judging by the numbers on YouTube.

This experiment is made to raise awareness of the sitation for children in Syria, and to raise funds to SOS Children’s Villages for their winter-campaign.

The organisation set up a hidden camera and placed boy Johannes at a bus stop, in Oslo, Norway. This is what happened:

Hat tip Francesco Marini.

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Syrian Guerrilla spotted in Amsterdam

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 17-02-2014 15:00 | Category: Peace & Conflicts

Sazza. Syrian Guerrilla spotted in Amsterdam.

Sazza. Syrian Guerrilla spotted in Amsterdam.

This guerrilla action was done last week in Amsterdam. Syrian guerrillas and children like you see in the country’s bloody civil war. A war in which victims are mostly children.
Socially conscious design firm Sazza made these street art items. Some have been taken away by the police. But it’s not the end of the action.

The nice thing about these guerrilla actions is that anyone can do this. We are very interested in other examples. Pls let us know.

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The Apathetics - Official Movie Trailer #Syria

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 20-12-2013 17:15 | Category: Politics, Peace & Conflicts

The Apathetics - Official Movie Trailer #Syria

European leaders should hang their heads in shame over the pitifully low numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, said Amnesty International.
As winter approaches, conditions for the 2.2 million people who have fled Syria to neighbouring countries are deteriorating rapidly.

And Amnesty says it with this powerful ‘Movie Trailer’.

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Dictators wish Journalists a “Happy Press Freedom Day”

Posted by Monica Brasov-Curca | 3-05-2013 18:35 | Category: Activism, Human rights, Media, Peace & Conflicts

Reporters without Borders have made my day. Well they have made many journalists day. They have put in pictures what corrupt, autocratic and authoritarian regimes, policies and laws do to journalists everyday. 

more after the break

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Map: 2013 World Press Freedom Index

Posted by Tom Megginson | 30-01-2013 13:18 | Category: Media

Reporters sans frontières - Map: 2013 World Press Freedom Index

Reporters sans frontières have released their latest Press Freedom Index, comparing “the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term.” Finland remains the most free, while at the bottom are Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea.

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Protest posters from Syria: The people of Syria know their way

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 11-06-2012 22:10 | Category: Activism, Human rights, Politics, Peace & Conflicts

Protest posters from Syria: The people of Syria know their way

Raise for disobedience
The people of Syria know their way

I’m always curious about propaganda and activism communication from conflict area’s. And I was amazed that I could not find anything about the terrible situation in Syria.
Until John Emerson from Social Design Notes pointed me to a big set on Flickr.
It looks like an anonymous set but full of good design. All with the same message against president Bashar al-Assad.

I took a small selection of the work for this blogpost. Purely visual, without any knowledge of the language.
Our friend Hayan Maani helped me with the translation. Thanks Hayan!

Most of the work is signed with the tagline “The people of Syria know their way”.

We are very curious to see more work from Syria. Please drop us a line on Twitter or in our mailbox.

See the whole set on Flickr here.

Protest posters from Syria: The people of Syria know their way

Our dream stays alive… hope stays a key

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