FREEBASSEL Design Competition 2016
- March 15th, 2016 will be 4 years since Bassel Khartabil, an open
source Syrian Palestinian developer was arrested in the Mazzeh
district of Damascus following a civil uprising led by peaceful
The FREEBASSEL campaign is an international project started after
Bassel was detained. As the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary
Detention stated, "Bassel’s arrest and imprisonment were arbitrary and
in violation of international law," and has asked for his immediate
release. The project gains strength by the day by applying pressure on
the Syrian government to release Bassel because his human rights are
For March 15, 2016, the FREEBASSEL Campaign is joining forces with the
Jimmy Wales Foundation to create a day of awareness under the tag
#WhereIsBassel. Jimmy Wales is providing unbelievable support for
Bassel, his plight for freedom and for the FREEBASSEL Campaign.
To prepare our new campaign, we are holding a design competition to
make a #WhereIsBassel graphic that will be printed on t-shirts,
stickers, and posters as the face of our campaign for 2016! Designs
should use the tag #WhereIsBassel and use black, white and red colors
in the designs. Be as creative as Bassel!
Submissions are now OPEN! Please use all the resources from our
following social media platforms and show your support for Bassel.
Submit your entry as a remix here: https://openclipart.org/freebassel2016
Tag it: freebassel2016
Photos of Bassel:
The closing date for submissions is March 9th, 2016. The winner will
be announced with our new campaign on March 15th, 2016 to commemorate
Bassel’s 4th year of detention and as fuel for an event in London on
March 19th, 2016.
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