Series: Extremism in Syria and Europe –

Series: Extremism in Syria and Europe

Media Production

Series: Extremism in Syria and Europe

Sharq supported the work of Syrian media organisation Sound & Picture in 2018, guiding a team of journalists working in Syria and Europe in the production of a series of fifty articles focused on extremism and its causes, impacts and remedies.

In a bid to develop content that would instigate discussion and have a social impact, the team drew on comparative history as it addresssed the many facets of extremism, an issue of great historical significance and increasing influence not only in the Arab world but also in Europe.

The fifty articles were written in Arabic and published on the website of Sound & Picture in a project specific dossier.

Among the stories published:

Political extremism and its relationship to religious extremism

Repentance of former extremists – a model that may help others

Extremism among women is as much a risk as it is among men

The impact of economic health on the rise or fall of extremism



Sharq is a non-profit organisation registered in the UK and Lebanon and working across the Arab World to promote and strengthen pluralism and independent thought through interventions in media development and production, oral history, community building and cultural practice.