Raed Fares

Episode 023 – Raed Fares: The Man Who Built a Civil Society in a War Zone

Hosted by and With Guest Raed Fares
On Friday, November 23nd, Raed Fares was assassinated in northern Syria by masked gunmen suspected of being affiliated with al-Qaeda. This episode features an interview we recorded with him at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2017, in which he told us what the Syrian revolution meant to him, and why he would not give up hope. Raed will be remembered forever as a visionary, and this interview shows why.

Video version of this interview

Raed Fares’ Oslo Freedom Forum speech

Iyad’s obituary of Raed in the Washington Post

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| 21 Minutes | Audio Size 147 MB
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