Fernande is a freelance journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She iscurrently a correspondent for de Groene Amsterdammer (NL) and workedfor Baladna English in Syria in 2010. Fernande recently graduated withdistinction from King's College, London with an MA in War Studies. Shepreviously completed both a BA in Political Science and in Arabic atthe University of Amsterdam.
"Iwant to return as soon as possible," Abu Hamzeh tells me from his hospital bedin Tripoli. The young man, just 25, fled Syria for Lebanon more than two months ago. He'srecovering from bullet wounds to his thigh and shoulder, inflicted by a sniper whofired on Hamzeh while he was leading demonstrations in his hometown, Homs, the epicenterof the Syrian uprising.