Baytna Syria Newsletter

2015 Flashbacks

A special issue of Baytna Syria Newsletter is published which highlights the main programs update through 2015:

A Glance at Baytna Syria - 2015 Flashbacks
2015 Grants Summary
Project Awards & Success Stories
Knowledge - The Capacity Building Program
Hub (Syrian Civil Society: Conferences & Gatherings)

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Solo Musical Night with the Oud Performer Hareth Mhedi

Baytna Syria organized a Musical Night of a Solo Oud Performance by the outstanding performer Hareth Mhedi. The event gained a huge number of attendance with over two hundred people. During his marvelous performance, Hareth created a distinguished dialogue among audience with a mix of painful and hopeful emotions of home return, and which coincides with his album launch entitled "Return". The Oud playing spread the spirit of nostalgia and ignited a spirit of hope and the uprising of the Syrian revolution. The audience responses and reactions were delicate feelings of tears and nostalgia, hope, and they insisted to listen more and more

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!f 2 Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

Baytna Syria is pleased to invite you to a pioneering film live online screening project that connects 41 cities and countries simultaneously, on the 26th, 27th and 28th of February 2016

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Exclusive Screening

Little Gandhi

Baytna Syria was honored to arrange for an exclusive event premier screening of the featured documentary "Little Gandhi" on Tuesday, 5th January 2016, in Prestige Cinema Theater in Gaziantep.

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Premier Screening


BAYTNA SYRIA was honored to host a featured documentary premier screening entitled "Death visited me" on Friday, 13 November 2015.
Death visited me, yet on the shelf there was no coffee, is a documentary about the personal suffering of the director in the Damascus suburbs under siege during the Summer of 2012. The film speaks about the circumstances of the siege and its nature.

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Premier Screening


Baytna Syria was honored to host the Premier of CHAM PAPER on 5 October 2015. It is a film featuring a social group of young Syrians coming from Hassakeh, Aleppo, Lattakia, Damascus, and other Syrian cities, aging 20-30 years old. The aim was interviewing these characters and showing opinion differences among them, which helped in creating the basic structure of the film, where all characters were involved in art, from music to painting.

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Baytna Syria is a leading institution fostering the Syrian civil society movement. It promotes an inclusive and democratic future for all Syrians, thus laying the foundation for long-term stability across the country.

Established in 2013 with generous support by Denmark, Baytna Syria is run independently by Syrian professionals. Its focus is on active citizenship and creative involvement. Based in Gaziantep in the south of Turkey, it has a number of focal points in Syria.


Baytna Syria is the platform for Syrian civil society inside and outside the country. We offer an open space for Syrians to meet, mingle, attend lectures, and get involved. We are convening people and creating networks among civil society as well as with donors. Through our cultural events, we create a fertile environment for young artists to grow and flourish.

Baytna Syria promotes civic engagement of individuals and associations. We provide initiatives and organizations with know-how and tools. We build capacities among civil society for successful social engagement. Our skills development programs include organizational and managerial issues as well as public policy analysis. 

Baytna Syria empowers through funding. We do not only create connections and capacities. We also finance projects so that theory gets translated into practice. Grantmaking for new and upcoming initiatives is done in close cooperation with our network of people inside Syria and follows transparent processes.