A Window on Syria

In autumn 2009 - winter 2010, IWPR conducted a series of multimedia workshops in Beirut and Damascus for 16 reporters from Syria. The aim was to teach the young journalists to produce video and audio slideshows for online publication. Lessons focused on audio-visual story telling, script writing and the basics of still photography, filming and sound recording.

Equipped with Flip cameras and digital audio recorders, the participants then set out to produce the stories, putting into practice the lessons they had learned in the classroom. They came back with a colourful range of stories, dealing with subjects as varied as bellydancing, rapping, street children and the decline of Syrian cinema. 

The workshops were organised by IWPR Beirut as part of its Syria Journalism Training Programme.

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19 Mar 2010
Classical music graduates are finding it hard to get work in Syria and many have to accept low pay.
19 Mar 2010
Belly dancing has long been an important cultural tradition in the Middle East but still is largely stigmatised as something seedy or to be seen mostly in films or on the stage.
19 Mar 2010
A Syrian doctor has developed an unusual music therapy to treat conditions like autism, depression, anxiety and speech impediments in children.
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Battling against the tide of modernisation, Mohamad al-Masri has been trying to save the recordings from the golden age of Arabic music.
19 Mar 2010
Audio slideshow produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Damascus, November 2009.
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Film makers in Syria are raising their voice against the lack of support and continuing censorship of their work in a country where production of films remains a state monopoly.
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