Several campaigns have been launched to defend and release detainees and to reveal the fate of the forcibly disappeared. Nophotozone seeks to form a network of families to establish their own ways of supporting their causes through direct representation and personal participation in relevant meetings and forums, or other campaigns in order to keep the issue in circulation, regardless of the negotiating and political track.
Among these campaigns “Families For Freedom” campaign
Nophotozone is also interested in collecting and documenting stories to save the memory of the Syrians, as memory is an end and a necessity for achieving a step in the long path of justice. Nophotozone works to support and contribute to all documentation experiences.
Other bodies documented torture of detainees in some prisons, and Amnesty International issued a special report about the situation in Sednaya prison in early 2017, which can be found here.
Lawyer and activist Noura Ghazi, the wife of Bassil Khartabil Safadi, has made many contributions to awareness campaigns and work to uncover the fate of the detainees.
Today is the sixth anniversary of kidnapping Father Paolo, that’s why his family organized an event and press conference in Italy, and shred a ward of Noura Ghazi, the director of Nophotozone organization…
The ward is below
Right To Know
The open wound which will not be closed by political solutions, and will not be recovered by time is the unknown fate of loved one. Pursuing the truth and the search for it is the wounded waiting for the unknown, and doubt about the future.
Nothing can help one with coherence and persistence the same as coming out of doubt and entering certainty. Therefore, Nophotozone is determining to launch the Right To Know campaign on 22 May 2019 (#Right_To_Know).
On this day, it was the anniversary of the birth of Syrian programmer and activist Bassel Khartbail Safadi, who was executed in prison, and we are launching the campaign today in fulfillment of his memory.
The Right To Know campaign aims in the beginning to throw a spotlight on the right to know the fate of detainees and those subjected to forced disappearances.
We are also aiming to mobilize Human Rights Organisations in order to give priority to support this, through awareness of the concept of ‘the right to know’.
The campaign is not targeting the relatives of the detainees and forced disappearances only – although it concentrates on becoming aware of their rights and the ability to claim them – but it targets international circles also, and the most important target is all spectrums of Syrians so that the “right to know” is not just a right that is monopolized by one class in society, or a specific group, nor a political movement, but it is a humanitarian value which can sometimes be overlooked.
The campaign follows on humanitarian lines, touching the emotions, as much as it is professional, systematic and objective, far away from political alignment. It is aligned
with human rights, biased towards the families of detainees and those suffering forced disappearances
Syrian Women Write their Stories
This book is produced by Nophotozone in cooperation with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
It is the output of an integrated workshop that covered a range of activities:
Raising awareness of human rights and women’s rights issues.
Community organization, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem.
Nonviolent communication, advocacy and persuasion tools using social media.
Expression through the use of art of drawing and story writing.
The workshop targeted nearly fifty beneficiaries of Syrian refugee women in Lebanon.
Tales of loss and pain are many … and knowledge is much more than an information, knowledge needs certainty … and certainty is not a news, certainty is what we see and feel and make sure … and we chose a tale to tell and see how the pain accompanied with every moments of detention times … disappearance … and news
This is first part of the story…
Tell your story:
Is the space where you can share the story of the loss or lack of knowledge of fate or arrest ..
Is an area to be a part of us , and take with us an image of the place we are forbidden to photograph, and light by your Flash the moments that all people should know …
We have launched within the website of Nophotozone a corner of Tell your story on the home page, where you can send your story, text or image or voice or video, this short movie combines the stories of people who have lived the experience, and shared with us so as not to forget …
Tell your story is our way to grow the memory tree and Keep blooming