Firas Alshater has become famous with his Youtube Channel ZUKAR from February 2016 on, called “the first Refugree Youtube Star in Germany” by the medias.
Grown up in Damascus and later active in Homs, in 2011 he belonged to the co-organizers of the first demonstrations against the Assad regime and for a free Syria. The nowadays 24 years old spent nine months in the prisons of the regime and was tortured. He was also held captive by Islamists. From the very beginning he documented the development in Syria as campaigner and film creator to oppose and clarify things to the propaganda of the state television. He smuggled many essential reporters to Syria and supported them with reportings.
Since 2 ½ years he’s in Berlin and is granted asylum.