This report was prepared in consultation with the Ministry of Information in the Syrian Arab Republic, and with the Syrian Trust for Development as a leading development institution in the social field well-known to the Ministry of Social Affairs in accordance with Resolution No. Q / 4/1261 dated 16/7/2001.
The legislative system in Syria guarantees the protection and promotion of the diversity of forms of cultural expressions, within the framework of respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and affirms that all cultures are equal in dignity and worthy of respect.
The Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic 2012 confirmed, in a number of its articles, especially Articles / 9-33-34-42-43 / that the constitution guarantees the protection of the cultural diversity of the Syrian society with all its components and the multiplicity of its tributaries, as it is a national heritage, and that freedom is a sacred right that the state guarantees it for citizens, and citizens are equal in rights and duties, no distinction is made between them on the basis of gender, origin, language, religion or belief, and the state guarantees the principle of equal opportunity between them, and that every citizen has the right to contribute to social and cultural life, and freedom of belief is safeguarded in accordance with the law, Every citizen may express his opinion freely and publicly by saying or writing or by all means of expressions, and that the state guarantees freedom of the press, printing, publishing and the media and their independence in accordance with the law.
The national legislation also reflected these foundations. The Law on the Protection of Copyrights and Related Rights in Syria was issued by Legislative Decree No. 62 of 2013, which contributes to preserving the copyrights of intellectuals, writers, artists, and other participants in the process of cultural and artistic creation, and a new law was also issued No. 7 of 2018, for organizing the Ministry of Culture, which included among its objectives, the popularization of knowledge and culture among the masses, the promotion of arts and literature, the revival of intangible cultural heritage, the creation of an appropriate climate for the involvement of the private sector in cultural activity, and its licensing to establish rehabilitation institutes and artistic centers, cultural forums and clubs., And enhance communication with international cultural and artistic institutions, establish joint activities and ensure fulfillment of the cultural part of the obligations specified in the Arab, regional and International agreements are in force, as the government is nearing completion of preparing a draft law on safeguarding the intangible national cultural heritage, which will contribute to strengthening the protection and preservation of traditions and oral cultural expressions, including language as a medium for expressing heritage, arts and traditions of performing arts ... etc.
Ministry of culture
Goal 1 - Support Sustainable Systems of Governance for Culture
Cultural and Creative Sectors
National Literacy Campaign
There is no separated financial block allocated to the program, but rather it is spent from the funds allocated to the Literacy Fund, with reference that the activities of the Fund are not limited to financing this campaign.
Evaluating texts and watching dramatic production
Software training courses
Greater attention should be taken to digital content, making it available to everyone, providing information, and free access to information.