Help Alissa Get Proper Legal Defense
Alissa is an independent Syrian journalist and Portland local who has been covering the frontlines of the protests in PDX since May 2020. Throughout her time covering social unrest and the rise of far-right violence, she has been harassed, stalked, assaulted and brutalized repeatedly at the hands of police and far right groups for simply practicing her first amendment right to be press. Because her coverage often focuses on exposing the violence and bigotry of the far-right, she often becomes a target for their aggression.
Alissa is currently fighting two legal battles, one in Clackamas county and one in Multnomah county. At this moment, Alissa doesn’t have access to the previous GoFundMe created for her legal aid need in Clackamas county, which is why we’ve created this new fundraiser, combining the costs of her need for legal representation for both cases.
Any donation is greatly appreciated to ensure that she has proper legal representation.