Recent Updates From SETF
SETF applauds Fontbonne Academy's fundraiser to aid our efforts
The Syrian Emergency Task Force thanks the Fontbonne Academy STAND chapter for holding a fundraiser for the Syrian Emergency Task Force. Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic High School in Milton, Massachussetts sold t-shirts and held a bake sale at the Fontbonne STAND café to collect money for the Syrian Emergency Task Force. During the sale, there were performances by students and the Fontbonne Instrumental Ensemble, STAND officers from the high school showed videos and explained the problems in Syria to the students who attended.
SETF Recieves Communications Equipment for Local Councils
This week the SETF Antakya office received communications equipment from the United States Government for the local civil councils in Aleppo. The councils will be receiving internet equipment, computers, and other telecommunications technology. SETF will be in charge of distributing this equipment to the Aleppo councils. Below are photos from the delivery. This deliver is part of the US government's objective to help local councils coordinate with each other and their constituents better.
World Press Freedom Day- Syria in Focus
Today is World Press Freedom Day, and the situation for journalists in Syria is devestating.
According to Reporters Without Borders, 19 journalists have been killed in 2013, while 174 are in prison. Fifty eight netizens and citizen journalists have been killed since the revolution began in March 2011. Additionally, Syria is one of the worst countries in the world for press freedom and it ranks among the top enemies of the Internet.
- Supporters of a democratic Syria are encouraged to write letter to the editors
- A Recent Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Local Councils in Syria is Successful
- SETF and Omnia Strategy LLP Jointly Hosts a Conference for Free Syrian Lawyers and Judges in Antakya, Turkey on International Humanitarian Law
- Senate Hearing on Syria Pushes for more Military Aid
- Coalition for a Democratic Syria-Advocacy Days