At the start of Syria’s popular uprising in 2011, a group of young activists from Daraya, a suburb of Damascus, became known for their philosophy of non-violence. They protested with flowers and offered bottles of water to the soldiers. These men who carried roses sacrificed all for their dream of a free Syria. The story of their lives must outshine the tragedy of their deaths.
Across the country, detainees are tortured and killed in clandestine detention centres. But the political will to deal with these atrocities is woefully lacking.
A bus journey provides a window into the unbroken spirit of the Syrian revolution and one of its terrible costs: tens of thousands of people missing, disappeared by the Syrian regime.
New documentary hears from those who made it out of Assad’s prisons – and their gruesome quest to identify others who have died in custody
Anyone dissenting from the status quo may be branded a subversive or domestic extremist. Is this a waste of police time as well as an infringement of civil liberties?
Perceived pressure from the press and politicians is impacting on the BBC’s news coverage. Those working inside the corporation must fight for its core values.
The government’s immigration policy centres around one headline target: to bring annual net migration below 100,000 by the next election. However there are multiple problems with this political aim.
Vince Gilligan’s TV show Breaking Bad evokes John Steinbeck’s novella The Pearl. Both feature protagonists striving for wealth for the sake of their family, whilst imperilling their families through their reckless quest for status and significance.
Controversial regulations that place the market at the heart of England’s NHS will be voted on in the House of Lords tomorrow
Regulations laid last week will turn England's National Health Service into a competitive market. They contradict previous assurances from the Coalition government.
Coauthored with Lucy Reynolds