Status:Closed Thematic area:Independent and social media platforms Country:Syria Year approved:2014
Emergency Support to Kafranbel Media Centre
- Name of organisation / initiative supported: Kafranbel Media Centre
- Start date: 21 February 2014
- End date: 31 March 2014
On 21 February, days after the Kafranbel Media Centre was raided by a jihadist militia, six media workers seized and equipment confiscated or destroyed (including computers, cameras, radio and Internet equipment and pro-uprising banners), the EED Executive Committee took an urgent decision to provide support to the centre, to help it keep functioning and to upgrade its security.
The Kafranbel Media Centre was established in the early days of the Syrian uprising and has been particularly vocal in denouncing violations committed both by regime and rebel forces. The banners and drawings produced in Kafranbel have become a powerful symbol of non-violent resistance.