Pierre Piccinin da Prata is a Belgian political science teacher who has been missing for two weeks in West Syria. He is a journalist and expert of the Arab world; his online blog: http://www.pierrepiccinin.eu/ contains his thoughts and opinions on his journeys throughout the Middle East. After a painful trip to Syria in the spring of 2012, Pierre Piccinin became a supporter of the rebel Syrian cause, being highly critical of Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
He is the author of the book La Bataille d’Alep : Chroniques de la Révolution Syrienne, published by Harmattan in 2012. He is an important actor of the international arena facing the civil war in Syria.
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