SYRIAN INDEPENDENT MEDIA EVOLVES AS CIVIL WAR CONTINUES

BY KRISTY DENSMORE The media environment in Syria is nothing short of complicated given the civil war that has been raging since March 2011. Reporters Without Borders deems Syria the deadliest country in the world for journalists, and the Committee to Protect Journalistshas confirmed 94 journalist deaths since the beginning of the conflict. The Assad regime, infamous for its information control …

My colleague died for peace

Ahmed’s example — an ordinary person compelled to heroism — is the real story of the Syrian revolution MURTAZA HUSSAIN Two years ago Ahmed Shihadeh enjoyed a peaceful, if routine, life as a married young man living and working in the suburbs of Damascus. A master’s student in economics at Damascus University, he, like everyone else around him, never accounted …

Revolutionary press blooms underground in Syria

 27 September 2012 In a country suffocated for decades by state censorship and media control, dozens of independent grassroots newspapers and websites have emerged since the outbreak of the Syrian revolt last year. Most of these pro-revolution outlets operate in a shroud of secrecy, their contributors using pseudonyms for fear of regime persecution. But their content is widely read by …

Reporting from Inside Syria: ‘Enab Baladi’

Since 2011, more reporters have lost their lives in Syria than in any other war-zone. This powerful short documentary unveils the harsh conditions endured by the underground Syrian newspaper “Enab Baladi” (Grapes of my Country), and its everyday struggle to keep providing independent information. Source: Chloe Fairweather (vimeo) First Broadcast: 11/04/2015 source للقراءة على موقع عنب بلدي