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About Josepha Ivanka Wessels

Josepha Ivanka (Joshka) Wessels is a senior researcher at Lund University, Sweden. She is an anthropologist, human geographer and ethnographic filmmaker with 21 years of research experience on Syria. Currently she works on migration and Syrians in diaspora, Syrian documentary filmmaking and video activism prior and after the Syrian Revolution. She is in the final stages of publication of a monograph about the history of documentary filmmaking and digital video activism in Syria. She also works on sustainable development, water heritage and the environment in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region.

Articles by Josepha Ivanka Wessels

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

How Assad tortures and kills Syria’s pacifist young leftists

Why is it that the brightest peaceful activists who preach freedom against violence are the first to be killed by the Assad regime?

White phosphorus over Raqqa

The local population in Raqqa is paying a very heavy price for the massive aerial attacks on the town.

The utter failure of the international community to protect civilians in Syria

The Syrian people need an immediate no-fly zone, and for the alternatives to IS/Da'esh and Assad to be taken seriously.

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