Culture

The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media

The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media

Changing the ways we communicate with each other is of utmost importance if we consider the weak and fragmented character of Syrian secular opposition circles nowadays. Such a reflection inevitably involves the leading voices articulating these important issues (gender, class, among others) to take their responsibility in elaborating their positions and points of difference and to seek viable alliances and wider solidarity networks

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Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt.III

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt.III

The first part of this article is available here and the second here. In mid-2012 events in Syria …

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Syrian Civil Society: Healing the Fracture between Heritage and Identity

Syrian Civil Society: Healing the Fracture between Heritage and Identity

1. Introduction A number of studies have been carried out along with on-going work to document the damage …

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Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. II

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. II

The first section of this article is available here. Post-2011 Terms: With the beginning of the revolution, few …

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Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. I

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. I

Language is a flexible and witty tool of expression. Playing on it is an age-old tradition in Arabic …

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Civil Assembly: A Syrian Vision in al-Wa’er, Homs

Civil Assembly: A Syrian Vision in al-Wa’er, Homs

Tens of thousands of inhabitants in the uprising neighborhoods of Homs have taken refuge in the new al-Wa’er …

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Syrian Researchers

Syrian Researchers

In light of the raging conflict in Syria, when everyone is playing the dirty game of politics, either fighting or …

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Walls of Saraqeb: The Vitality of Colors in War-weary Syria

Walls of Saraqeb: The Vitality of Colors in War-weary Syria

It is inconceivable to recount the story of the Syrian uprising without dedicating a lurid chapter to Saraqeb, …

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Yasser Ahmad

Yasser Ahmad

Yasser Ahmad was born in the city of Qamishli, in 1977. He started drawing caricatures upon graduating from …

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Ghatfan Ghannoum: “There is no creativity without freedom”

Ghatfan Ghannoum: “There is no creativity without freedom”

Fear of individual repercussions has dissuaded many Syrians from joining the Syrian revolution. For some however, the ongoing …

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