BBC News interviewed the Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat who in August 2011 was attacked by masked men, beaten, and dumped by the side of the road. An attack which made headlines across the world.
BBC News met the artist in a small art gallery behind Sloane Square in London where his sly deconstructions of authoritarianism was on show.
Ferzat told BBC’s reporter Sebastian Usher that the uprising in Syria has unleased a new creativity among ordinary Syrians.
25 March 2012:
Ali Ferzat: Revolution redefines art in Syria