If you value what you read on Syria Direct and want to see more of it, please support our work with a monthly or annual donation.
Our mission is to empower Syrian journalists to tell their country’s story as only they can. Since 2013, we have trained 96 Syrian journalists through our Fundamentals of Journalism training program. We retain the highest-achieving participants as full-time reporters to bring you credible and up-to-date news on Syria.
With your contribution, we can continue producing unique, independent coverage of Syria and training aspiring Syrian journalists.
How we use the donations
Syria Direct works with young, talented Syrians whose education has been cut short by war. Your donations help provide salaries for our full-time Syrian reporters, offset reporting and publication costs and support our ongoing training initiatives.
Like most non-profit journalism initiatives, we rely on grants and foundational support to finance our reporting and training programs [For more information on our financial partners, see About Us].
However, we also believe that developing diverse sources of funding, including reader support, is key to ensuring our newsroom’s long-term editorial independence.
Please consider supporting our reporting through a monthly or annual donation.
Training for employment
Syria Direct has graduated seven classes of Syrian journalists from its Fundamentals of Journalism training program. If you’ve been following our website, it’s their reporting you’ve been reading, sharing and commenting on over the years.
All program participants complete a classroom course on essential journalism principles and practices. Then, they move into the newsroom to gain experience by working alongside our staff editors and reporters. Trainees learn how to check facts, conduct interviews and tell engaging stories that further the world’s understanding of the Syrian war.
Many graduates of the program stay on as full-time reporters with Syria Direct, while others go on to work with local Syrian media outlets:
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