Syria Direct is a non-profit journalism organization that produces timely, credible coverage of Syria while training highly talented, aspiring Syrian and American journalists in professional news-gathering and accurate, in-depth reporting.
Founded in 2013, Syria Direct publishes original news reports, interviews with key players, and newsworthy photographs and videos from inside Syria along with a daily newsletter.
Our reporters pinpoint key military developments and track the country’s shifting politics, province by province, to explain events as they unfold, placing a particular focus on the individuals driving events on the ground.
Throughout the editorial process, we emphasize the tenets of professional journalism, from identifying sources and checking facts to providing balanced, well-rounded reporting on contentious issues.
Our commitment is to use the highest journalistic standards for Syrians to tell their own story, to set the news agenda and inculcate principles of independent, critical thinking with integrity in our reporters.
Syria Direct is registered under the Internal Revenue Code as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
As a result of agenda-free funding, our focus is on providing credible, original, relevant and immediate news and analysis of Syria.
Syria Direct does not accept advertising. Syria Direct’s newsroom operations are funded by the Global Peace & Development Charitable Trust.
Alongside our news coverage, Syria Direct conducts periodic training sessions for 12 aspiring Syrian journalists at a time. Past training sessions have received support from the US Embassy Amman's Public Affairs Section, the Syria office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organization and the Canadian Embassy in Amman.