Status:Ongoing Thematic area:Independent and social media platforms Country:Syria Year approved:2020
- Name of organisation / initiative supported: Syria Direct
- Start date: 1 April 2020
- End date: 31 March 2022
Founded in 2013, Syria Direct started as a media initiative specialised in training for aspiring talented Syrian and international journalists in professional news-gathering and accurate in-depth reporting. It has then developed a solid network of skilled journalists that regularly publish critical and compelling analysis of key issues affecting the country. With EED’s funding, Syria Direct will increase their publication frequency and maximise their social media presence in order to increase its readership and deepen its outreach among Arabic speakers, further anchoring themselves as the go-to source for readers for informative and credible news about Syria.