only search

About Donatella Della Ratta

Donatella Della Ratta is Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Copenhagen, where she obtained her PhD on the politics of Syrian TV drama. She has managed the Arabic speaking community of the international NGO Creative Commons for five years, and co-curated several exhibitions about Syrian emerging creativity in the context of the  uprising, and she is a co-founder of the web aggregator SyriaUntold. She maintains a blog on Arab media at and tweets avidly at @donatelladr.

Articles by Donatella Della Ratta

This week’s front page editor


Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The EU-Turkey deal: unjust and short-sighted

Sending citizens who are fleeing one authoritarian regime to another authoritarian regime will only result in more anger, frustration and extremism in the years to come.

القصة السورية كما يجب أن تتلى

الكم الهائل من الأحداث والتجارب الإنسانية التي تختزنها الثورة السورية ولّدت حاجة ملحة لتوثيق هذه الحكايات، لنجد أنفسنا اليوم – ثلاث سنوات ونيف على عمر الانتفاضة- أمام محتوى ضخم أنشأه السوريون علّه يساعد بإيصال صوتهم إلى العالم. In English

The importance of telling Syrian stories as they should be told

Why does the media, despite the incredible amount of mediated content created by Syrians since the uprising, increasingly fail to give a voice to Syrian civil society? Meet our new partners 'SyriaUntold' - the group that brings the light back onto Syrian stories, and puts them in their natural context. 

Syndicate content