What's happening in Idlib? A conversation with Hadi Al-Abdullah
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us on 23 January 18:30 at SOAS university to hear updates about the situation in North West Syria directly from activist Hadi Al-Albdullah.
In this event we will discuss: - The current situation in North West Syria - The humanitarian impact of the recent escalation in Idlib - The potential scenarios in North West Syria - The responsibilities of the international community to avert possible catastrophes in the region.
About Hadi Al Abdullah: Hadi Al Abdullah is a Syrian front line reporter, journalist and activist who has risen to prominence through his coverage of the Syrian revolution and the Syrian conflict. He works in the Syrian revolution as an independent media without being linked to any political or religious party. Hadi grew up in Al Qusair town in Homs. When the Syrian revolution started, he was working on his master's degree in Emergency Room Nursing, and thus he left his studies to join other activists in their civil activities. He first worked in the distribution of humanitarian aid materials, as well as nursing the wounded in field hospitals. Later on, he moved to media activism and due to the pressure it imposed and time it demanded, he had to keep his focus on media and leave all other activities. Currently, Al Abdullah is based in the Idlib, and is a regular correspondent of television stations and a social media reporter. He witnessed the battles of Baba Amr and Al-Qusayr, before moving to Idlib. He covered the most important prisoner exchange deals with the regime (nuns deal). Hadi Al Abdullah obtained an international press card from Reporters Without Borders. He also won the Freedom of the Press Award for 2016 presented by Reporters Without Borders International. He was awarded the 2016 German Press Reporter award as well.