Dara Foi’Elle is the voice of a young Swiss-Syrian activist with minority background, finally being able to freely express her views, commentaries and expectations about Human Rights, the society and politics of the Middle East and occasionally a bit of satire to remind the authoritarian Regimes that the culture of fear can be broken.
Dara decided to start this blog after being repeatedly warned from expressing her opinion and views too freely. As someone, who grew up in the Syrian Diaspora in Switzerland, the appreciation of Freedom of Expression was something that always encouraged her way of working.
Following the Revolution in Syria in 2011 and the hope to achieve the same standard of Human Rights in her home country, Dara started to write, discuss and publish using her name, unaware of how this might affect her future travels in the Middle East. However, due to the development of the civil war in Syria and her decision to move and work in the region, Dara has reached the point of deciding whether or not to self-censor herself or to reinvent her identity to one that can not be used against her, her freedoms and her views.
I’m Dara Foi’Elle and the name is not what gives me an identity. My opinions do. Enjoy the read and get in touch with me.
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