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Katty Alhayek

2017 ماذا شاهد السوريون/ات خلال رمضان

    اعتادت الدراما التلفزيونية السورية أن تُسيطرعلى سوق العرض الرمضاني العربي. لكن هذه السنة كان الوضع مُغاير، فقد تأثرت الدراما السورية إلى حدّ كبير بالأحداث السياسية التي تشهدها سوريا والمنطقة عموماً. مما أدى لخروج ثلث الأعمال السورية من المنافسة الرمضانية هذا العام. كان التسويق من العوامل الأساسية  المسؤولة عن تراجع مستوى الدراما السورية حيث رفضت الكثير من المحطات العربية وخاصة الخليجية شراء الأعمال السورية بأسعار مناسبة خاصةً تلك التي تقع في فئة ...

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'I must save my life and not risk my family’s safety!': Untold Stories of Syrian Women Surviving War (Part 2)

[A screenshot from the documentary Not Who We Are by Carol Mansour. Available at Forward Film Production]

 [This article is the second in a two-part series on untold stories of Syrian refugee women. Click here to read Part 1]   Mona’s Story Mona is a warrior (both figuratively and literally) who does not match the mainstream media and Refugee Not Campaign’s representations of Syrian refugee women’s as passive powerless victims in the ongoing conflict. Mona (30 years old) is from a small village in Dara’a Governorate. She studied just until the sixth grade, and she ...

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'I must save my life and not risk my family’s safety!': Untold Stories of Syrian Women Surviving War (Part 1)

 [May 15, 2013, a screenshot from the video report

[Part 2 here] [Spanish translation here]  What is now known as the Syrian Uprising began in mid-March 2011 as a peaceful social movement in the context of the so-called the Arab Spring. In a few months the uprising shifted from peaceful demonstrations to an armed conflict, mainly, due to the Syrian regime’s martial reaction to the demonstrations, and Syria became a location for a national, regional, and international power struggle (Salloukh, 2013). While Syrian women ...

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Bio

Katty Alhayek

Katty Alhayek is a scholar-activist from Syria pursuing a doctorate in communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests broadly center around themes of Syrian refugees, gender, media audiences, activism, and new technologies. Katty published peer-reviewed articles in journals like Gender, Technology and DevelopmentSyria Studies; and Feminist Media Studies. Katty worked for organizations like The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenThe Online Journal of Space Communication; and Geneva Institute for Human Rights. A former Open Society Foundations fellow, Ms. Alhayek holds Master’s degrees in International Affairs and Media Studies from Ohio University and a graduate certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She earned an undergraduate degree in Media Studies from Damascus University in 2008.