Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2017’

Samar Yazbek’s Syrian Voices a Contribution to History

Samar Yazbek’s Syrian Voices a Contribution to History

Readers begin to appreciate what, and how much, they do not know. If this is Yazbek’s work between just March and July of 2011, how many bookshelves could the Syrian story fill? We feel awake splashing our face daily in water – we feel we have caught up having read the news. But every day we learn nothing further, nothing more – the water splashes skin deep. Yazbek’s book tattoos the mind.

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Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

Although a new generation of Sunni businessmen emerged as others left the country in the wake of the uprising in 2011, the complex network of relations between the power elite, and fractions of the Sunni bourgeoisie, has remained part of the regime’s tools to dominate society and build loyalties among this sector.

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Mom Don’t Worry I’ll Be a Martyr Soon

Mom Don’t Worry I’ll Be a Martyr Soon

The story of Malek, whose mother never wanted him to join a pro-regime paramilitary force.

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Syrians in the North Embrace Turkish Intervention

Syrians in the North Embrace Turkish Intervention

Despite being military par excellence, Turkish presence has been widely welcomed by different segments of Syrian society in Idlib countryside and the Euphrates Shield areas, north of Aleppo. The reason for that being its contribution to improving the living condition of these areas, for the first time since the outbreak of the uprising in 2011.

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Illustrations, Graphic Journalism Create Alternative Narratives and Historical Documents

Illustrations, Graphic Journalism Create Alternative Narratives and Historical Documents

Notwithstanding the overload of photographs especially through social media, there has in recent years also been a growing use of illustration to raise awareness, inform audiences and to tell stories.

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