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18th Mar 2019

023 - Raed Fares: The Man Who Built a Civil Society in a War Zone

On Friday, November 23nd, Raed Fares was assassinated in northern Syria by masked gunmen suspected of being affiliated with al-Qaeda. This episode features an interview we recorded with him at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2017, in which he told us what the Syrian revolution meant to him, and why he would not give up hope. Raed will be remembered forever as a visionary, and this interview shows why. You can find a video version of the interview on our website, with a transcript (coming soon) in English and Arabic: https://arabtyrantmanual.com/videos/interview-with-raed-fares-the-man-who-built-a-civil-society-in-a-warzone%E2%80%8B/ Raed Fares' Oslo Freedom Forum speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWt-kI7_LQ You can also read Iyad's obituary of Raed in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/11/27/remembering-raed-fares-who-believed-that-syria-would-be-saved-by-its-people/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.befa532c3304
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Arab Tyrant Manual Podcast
Global authoritarianism from a MENA perspective...
Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash study global authoritarianism, with a focus on the MENA region, and dive deep into universal strategies and tactics of authoritarians, as well as the best ways to resist.

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