Mamon Ali Jabari
Mamon Jabari is a Syrian short story writer and journalist. Focusing particularly on the political dynamics within Syria and documenting rights violations against journalists and media personnel, Jabari’s work dates back to the outbreak of protests that would eventually lead to the current civil war. He has been featured in numerous publications in various Arabic and international newspapers, most notably in Eneb Baladi, Hinta, and Yassari. He has published a collection of short stories entitled We (Damascus 2010).
Since the outbreak of the war, Jabari has been targeted both inside and outside of Syria, receiving threats and harassment from pro-government supporters and security forces intent on silencing his investigations into the conflict. In June 2013, he left and sought refuge in Istanbul.
Mamon Jabari wass ICORN writer in residence in Levanger City of Refuge from 2014-2016. Since his arrival in Levanger, Jabari has written a collection of short stories, which have been translated into Norwegian. He has also published a number of articles, focused on democracy and freedom of expression, that have appeared in both Norwegian and Arabic newspapers. Recently, Jabari completed a novel in Arabic that will later be translated into English and Norwegian. He has also been collaborating with a cultural school in Levanger in support of conservation culture.