Reem Assil is a Syrian-British activist. She previously worked in Syria as a university lecturer. Due to her support and activism for a Syria free from authoritarianism, she was twice held for questioning in Damascus airport by the notorious Air Force Intelligence Branch, and was kept for interrogation in the State Security Branch.
Reem is the co-founder and manager of the Free Syrian Translators, an independent media group established in September 2011. She is also a member of the activist collective “Freedom Days”, and has been a member of the Syrian National Council since October 2012.
She has also worked with the “Syrian Nonviolence Movement” since it started and was previously the head of its media department