The Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria

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Key Issues

Free Media

The regime owns and controls most of the media in Syria. It does not respect the right of its citizens to freedom of expression and access to information. There is direct official censorship of material deemed to be critical of the government. Journalists who question the government's policies often find themselves in prison. The regime blocks many opposition websites, which are critical of its policies. It also blocks social networking sites such as Facebook and Youtube. This is totally unacceptable. ODFS campaigns for the end of press censorship in Syria. In a democratic Syria there would be complete freedom of the press.