The images of Syria before the war

Adnan runs the Instagram account Syria before 2011 to keep the memories alive through photos from before the war. 
In the picture you see Aleppo in 2008. Photo: JH Wu

Of: Frida Ekberg Berry

In Syria, the war has now been going on for ten years. Millions of people have been forced to flee and the disaster is a fact. Without forgetting this cruelty to which the country's population is exposed, it is important to remember the country that existed before the war, thinks Adnan Samman, creator of the Instagram account Syria before 2011.

May 7, 2021, Report

Week 9: Children's rights in focus

Of: Linnea Boström

During the past week, children's rights have been debated. DN's review of international adoptions was in its second week and OmVärlden took up the government's actions regarding the Swedish children living in prison camps in Syria. Sweden as a humanitarian state has been questioned at the same time as problems with authoritarian regimes have been discussed.

March 8, 2021, Current debate

The prison sentence against Gui Minhai created debate on the leadership side

The Chinese verdict against the Swedish author and publisher Gui Minhai has created tensions between Sweden and China. Photo: Pixabay and Chris McKenna (CC BY-SA)

Of: Rebecka Rönnegård

Following the ruling against Gui Minhai, Sweden's diplomatic relationship with China is being opposed to sharp action for human rights. It has created debate on Swedish opinion pages. In addition, 14 European foreign ministers are calling for a ceasefire following an escalating conflict in the Syrian province of Idlib.

February 27, 2020, Current debate

"Take the Swedish children home to IS parents - now!"

The al-Hol camp in Syria is home to about 70 people, many of whom are children. Photo: Y. Boechat / Voice of America

Of: Kerstin Edquist

The children of Swedish IS fighters who are stuck in Syria should be taken home immediately. It writes several debaters and directs harsh criticism against the government. In addition, Sweden's responsibility to receive refugees and respect the right to asylum was debated.

February 6, 2020, Current debate

Syrians are not seen as refugees in Turkey

In Turkey, there are about 3,5 million Syrians fleeing the war. But under Turkish law, they are not seen as refugees. Many are now being deported back to Syria.

Of: Adam Eskång

The situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey is anything but certain. They must be integrated, learn the language and find their place in society, while not knowing if they can stay at all. Several reports show that Syrians are being deported against their will.

January 27, 2020, FUF-correspondents

Turkey and the aid budget in focus in the debate

Sweden's and the EU's relationship with Turkish President Erdogan has been on the agenda this week. It also has the Swedish development assistance budget. Photo: Russia Presidential Office and Maria Eklind

Of: Rebecka Rönnegård

Turkey's offensive in northern Syria characterizes the Swedish debate this week as well. More people have been forced to flee, which has created humanitarian needs. The Swedish government and the EU have been criticized for not doing enough. In addition, the debate on the size of the development assistance budget continued.

October 23, 2019, Current debate

Coherent voices for international action against Turkey

To protect the Kurds in Syria, Green Youth wants a UN troop to enter the area, under Swedish leadership. Photo: Taylor Mohr

Of: Filippa Dyrefors

The debate over Turkey's offensive in Syria has continued to be intense this week. A number of opinion leaders have commented on the responsibilities of both the UN and the EU, and that Sweden should take a clear position to protect the Kurds. But there are also voices who think that the image of the conflict is misleading.

October 16, 2019, Current debate