Ariane Lavrilleux is a French journalist working in the Middle East.

Ariane is based in Cairo (Egypt) for five years. Focusing on social changes, human rights and arms deals, her work has appeared in BBC, Mediapart, Le Monde Diplomatique and Le Point among others. 

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Ariane Lavrilleux
Focusing on social changes, human rights and arms deals

Supported projects

SOS Chrétiens d’Orient in Syria: The far-right French NGO supporting Bashar al-Assad

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics
  • Religion

French humanitarian NGO SOS Chrétiens d’Orient (SOSCO) claims to support persecuted Christians in Syria and the wider Middle East without interfering in conflicts or local politics. But in reality, the seven-year-old NGO—which was founded by far-right, conservative, Catholic activists— thinly veils its agenda to amplify Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s propaganda and push for a normalisation of diplomatic relationships between Damascus and EU countries.