FREEBASSEL Design Competition 2016
by freebassel - uploaded on March 2, 2016, 6:13 am
March 15th, 2016 will be 4 years since Bassel Khartabil, an opensource Syrian Palestinian developer was arrested in the Mazzehdistrict of Damascus following a civil uprising led by peacefuldemonstrations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassel_Khartabil The FREEBASSEL campaign is an international project started afterBassel was detained. As the United Nations Working Group on ArbitraryDetention stated, "Bassel’s arrest and imprisonment were arbitrary andin violation of international law," and has asked for his immediaterelease. The project gains strength by the day by applying pressure onthe Syrian government to release Bassel because his human rights arebeing violated.For March 15, 2016, the FREEBASSEL Campaign is joining forces with theJimmy Wales Foundation to create a day of awareness under the tag#WhereIsBassel. Jimmy Wales is providing unbelievable support forBassel, his plight for freedom and for the FREEBASSEL Campaign.To prepare our new campaign, we are holding a design competition tomake a #WhereIsBassel graphic that will be printed on t-shirts,stickers, and posters as the face of our campaign for 2016! Designsshould use the tag #WhereIsBassel and use black, white and red colorsin the designs. Be as creative as Bassel!Submissions are now OPEN! Please use all the resources from ourfollowing social media platforms and show your support for Bassel.Submit your entry as a remix here: https://openclipart.org/freebassel2016 Tag it: freebassel2016Photos of Bassel:Facebook: http://ur1.ca/olcrw Flickr: http://ur1.ca/olcru The closing date for submissions is March 9th, 2016. The winner willbe announced with our new campaign on March 15th, 2016 to commemorateBassel’s 4th year of detention and as fuel for an event in London onMarch 19th, 2016.