Maya Abyad

Syrian journalist and trainer, PhD candidate in media.

New Syrian cinema: Young and gasping

14 January 2020
What are some of Syrian filmmakers' concerns today? How do they produce their films? And what challenges do they face? Here, Syrian filmmakers Dalia al-Kury, Iyad alJaroud and Layla Abyad...
Imprisoned By The Regime, And Ostracised By Society

07 October 2019
Human Rights Organizations say more than ten thousand women have been detained since the Syrian uprising erupted in 2011, but being released from prison does not put an end to...
Racism, Sectarianism or Sexism? On Damascus and the Syrian Demographic Barcode

03 October 2018
What distinguishes lines in the barcode is not only their length, but also their width and the distance between them. For example, a middle-class rural family may be closer to...
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