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Syrian artists fight Assad regime with satire

Syrian artists fight Assad regime with satire
August 27th, 2012
12:29 PM ET

By Tim Hume, for CNN

(CNN) - With horrors emerging from Syria's civil war with numbing regularity, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that the uprising has not been waged only with guns.

A creative and resolutely non-violent form of opposition to Bashar al-Assad's regime has taken hold in Syria, as the country's artists respond to the crisis with newfound boldness and purpose, despite the clear dangers in doing so.

"Since the uprising, the artists have broken through the wall of fear in Syria and are thinking in another way," said Syrian journalist Aram Tahhan, one of the curators of an exhibition on Syria's creative dissent - Culture in Defiance - currently on display in Amsterdam. <<READ FULL POST>>

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