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Ghias al-Jundi

Ghias al-Jundi

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PEN International Writers In Prison Committee/IFEX-TMG Advocacy officer

Ghias is a Syrian journalist and human rights activist who was arrested, imprisoned for 4 years and tortured for his writings on human rights. He continued working in human rights after his release, but after learning that he was being targeted by the Syrian government, Ghias left the country to avoid persecution. He is currently based in London, where he is a researcher for PEN International, an organization that defends press freedom worldwide and an Advocacy officer for the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group ( IFEX-TMG).

Ghias has worked as a freelance journalist and has written for several Arabic newspapers, including al-Safir in Beirut. He has taken part in radio and television interviews, speaking on the subject of refugees living in London and has also given regular interviews on the subject of the events taking place at present in Syria. He took part in the Write to Life project, a creative writing programme for torture victims and survivors. He writes poetry and short stories and has written a play that was performed in London.

 

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2011-12-13 13:48

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