Advocacy

RR strives to clarify the complexities of the Syrian conflict to the wider British public and to promote Syrian issues within the British landscape. We have worked with policy makers on both local and national scales to address pertinent issues facing British Syrians, such as airport stops, police visits to homes, closure of Syrians' bank accounts and delayed processing times for asylum applications. RR also cultivates personal relationships with media professionals to influence the framework by which Syria is discussed. We serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists. One of RR's objectives is to clarify the situation in Syria to the wider UK audience. We do that through organising educational seminars and academic conferences in addition to organising demonstrations and public vigils.
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Syria's arts and culture before and after 2011 - Panel Discussion

On Tuesday 11th July we had a thought provoking panel discussion as part of the Celebrating Syria festival on Syria's arts and culture before and after 2011. The Panel addressed questions such as 'what happened to the arts and to culture under the dictatorship of the Assad regimes?' 'What does oppression do to artistic and creative expression?'

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Press Release: Syrians outraged by The Canary’s publishing of lies

We issued a press release on 3 July in response to The Canary's republishing of Seymour Hersh's propaganda piece denying Assad's commission of the 4 April Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack. Such pieces spread lies and misinformation and contribute to an increasingly misinformed public on the dynamics of the Syrian conflict.

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Letter to Jan Egeland

We signed on to a joint letter addressed to Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy on Syria, regarding humanitarian access in Syria. We stressed that member States must do more to ensure humanitarian access as was agreed, even by Russia, over a year ago. We also called for credible monitoring and enforcement of the recent de-escalation agreement.

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