SYRIA DIRECT is an independent, nonprofit media and training organization. We are dedicated to telling Syrian stories and mentoring Syrian journalists in accordance with the highest editorial and ethical standards of journalism. Founded in 2013 in Amman, we are now a registered a non-profit organization in Germany financed through grants and projects.

Mission: We produce high-quality, in-depth reporting on Syria and Syrians across the world, and work to develop Syria’s independent media space by training, platforming and mentoring journalists.

Vision: We envision a vibrant, pluralistic, independent Syrian mediascape that holds power to account, highlights marginalized voices, and informs decision-makers.

Our main activities are:

1) Media coverage: We produce fact-based, accountability-driven journalism through original news reports, investigations, and multimedia content on Syria and the Syrian diaspora.

2) Training: We deliver trainings and workshops on basic and advanced journalism skills, including investigative and conflict sensitive reporting.

Our Team

Our Board

Amjad TadrosChairperson
John DeBlasioChairperson
Rana SweisMember
Amy HendersonMember
Hozan IbrahimMember

Our Partners

The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust
Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Syria/Iraq Office
John P. McNulty Prize
French Embassy to Jordan
Australian Embassy to Jordan
DT Institute
European Endowment for Democracy