The Syrian Democratic Council

Serious Dialogue and Responsible Constructive Debate in “Bochum Workshop”

The Syrian Democratic Council puts the experience of self-administration of northern and eastern Syria on the discussion table, with an elite of national personalities from the Syrian Democratic Opposition, journalists and civil society activists.
 Participants provide their visions about the experience of self-administration, which is considered a Syrian pioneering experience in north and east of the country that is suffering from severe conflict and divergent regional and international interventions.
Ibrahim Shahin, a lawyer and participant in the workshop, says that the experience of self-administration has received a flood of accusations and falsification. This workshop that is organized by the Syrian Democratic Council, is an opportunity to correct and clarify what is being built and formed in northeast Syria.
While the Kurdish politician Nozad Mishu, believes that the experience of self-administration in Syria is a young one and still suffers from many difficulties.
As for, Salah al-Din Bilal, a participant from Asbar Center for Studies, believes that by comparing performance and size of self-administration of northeast Syria with the rest of Syrian regions, this administration is the best. Bilal renews what he said in Syrian-Syrian dialogue sessions at home (Syrian dialogue sessions in Ein Issa and Kobani), and suggests studying the infrastructure and educational system which, in his opinion, constitutes cornerstone of construction process. Ayham Safar, a journalist wonders about the form of media system prevailing in self-administration regions, and the extent to which it relies on the principle of transparency in dealing with various issues.
According to Kurdish politician Ismail Mohammad, a member of the Unity Party, the media in Self-Administration should not only be a spokesman for such administration, but it should be diverse and represents all segments of society there.
On the other hand, the lawyer and human rights activist Mustafa Oso said that the relationship between Self-Administration and international community remained tactical and confined to military side, while it is supposed to exceed this side to be a formal recognition of existing administration.
Shoresh Darwish, a writer and activist believes Syria needs redrawing its administrative policies maps, while calling for dialogue among various components in the region.
During the workshop, Alwan Burhan, from “Civil Society Center and Democracy”, spoke about women’s laws, describing them as fair and modern, and criticizing other laws calling for reconsideration.

The axis also included some questions regarding the current situation, the future of political process, dialogue with the Syrian government and position of the Syrian Democratic Council about all these issues .

Media of the Syrian Democratic Council
September 21, 2019

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