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Leila Nachawati Rego

I'm a Spanish-Syrian human rights activist. I teach Communications at Madrid´s Carlos III University. My focus is on freedom of speech and new forms of communication, especially in the Miiddle East and North Africa.

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Latest posts by Leila Nachawati Rego

15 April 2012

Syria: Safana Baqleh, the “Freedom Harp”, Arrested in Damascus

When Rima Dali was arrested on April 9 for holding a banner reading “Stop the killing. We want to build a country for all Syrians”, musician Safana Baqleh was the...

9 April 2012

Syria: Activist Rima Dali Arrested in Damascus for Calling for End to Killing

"Stop the killing. We want to build a Syria for all Syrians." These were the words on the banner that Rima Dali held in front of the Syrian Parliament in...

3 April 2012

Syria: Ali Mahmoud Othman, the “Eyes of Baba Amr”, Detained

Video activist Ali Mahmoud Othman, head of the Media Office of Baba Amr, has been siezed by the Syrian goverment. Friends and colleagues believe he is being subjected to severe...

15 March 2012

Syria: Crackdown Against Journalists Continues

With thousands killed, tortured, arrested and disappeared, the Syrian struggle continues amid unprecedented brutality. In its attempt to silence activists, the regime has stepped up its crackdown against journalists, bloggers...

7 March 2012

Spain: Head of Journalist Association Threatens Activist With a Belt

The Head of the Press Association in Granada, Antonio Mora, threatened to hit pro-Palestinian activists with his belt when they protested during a photo exhibition of the relations between Israel...

2 March 2012

World: Global March Against the Syrian Dictator

March 15 will mark the anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution. An initiative called Global March for Syria aims to take people from all over the world to...

15 February 2012

“Dying to Live”: Khader Adnan's Hunger Strike for Palestinian Rights

Adnan Khader is on strike to protest a raid on his family home by Israeli occupation forces and to bring worldwide attention to the fact that Palestinians are held without...

7 January 2012

Syria: The Struggle for Freedom and the End of Silence

Since March 2011, when the uprisings that started in Tunisia and Egypt reaching Syria, thousands have been killed and tens of thousands have been arrested and disappeared in the country....

Syria: Damascus “Suicide Attack” and State TV Fabrications

As massive demonstrations take place all over the country demanding the end of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad's regime, Syrian state TV reported a suicide bombing in the Midan neighborhood...

17 December 2011

Sidi Bouzid's Anniversary: Celebrating One Year of Arab Awakening

If you had to describe this year in one word what would it be? Leila Nachwati, who was in Tunisia two months ago to attend the Third Arab Bloggers Meeting,...

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