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About Leila Nachawati

Leila Nachawati is a Spanish-Syrian writer and professor of communications at Madrid’s Carlos III University. She is a member of the SyriaUntold team and a contributor to several online projects such as Global Voices, El Mundo and Eldiario

Articles by Leila Nachawati

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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Kafranbel: a paradigm of creative storytelling (Part 2/2)

The protesters of Kafranbel combine local struggles with global interests in their banners, they present the specificity of the Syrian context through the universality of the fight for freedom and dignity.

Kafranbel: a paradigm of creative storytelling (Part 1/2)

As media coverage of Syria is increasingly monopolized by geopolitical and military approaches, a small town in northwestern Syria continues to provide a collective account of the country that is both accessible and nuanced.

Syria and the emergence of grassroots artistic production

An introduction to the colourful depth and diversity of the uprising's cultural production; a confirmation of multiple and overlapping local narratives that defy geopolitical interest and progaganda. Giving expression to such creativity is one of our motives for, 'Looking inside the uprising'.

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