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· October, 2007

Stories about Syria from October, 2007

Syria: Patriotism or Stupidity?

“Some people in the Middle East have a problem, they mistake patriotism for stupidity and end up justifying the worst and most obscene injustice,” writes Syrian blogger Wassim.

Egypt: Roukana Hamour's Plight

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia sheds light on the plight of Syrian blogger Roukana Hamour, who is being harassed by authorities.

Syria: Duhumanizing Transexuals

Syrian blogger Golaniya discusses an alarming situation in which a “woman” who was undressed and videotaped by the Syrian police at the police station was a “man with woman's organs.”

Syria: Describing Damascus

“How do you describe a city like Damascus? It's like trying to describe the woman you love: you simply just can't,” notes Syrian blogger Kinano.

Syrian blogger Roukana Hamour has been Kidnapped

Update: Last night (October 26), we've received a call from Rokana Hamour. She is fine. She has been interrogated by the Syrian Security Services about a comment left on her...

Egypt: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut links to an article which discusses the plight of Iraqi refugee women in Syria, who have turned to prostitution to support their families and children.

Syria: On Female Circumcision

Syrian blogger Wassim talks about female circumcision, Hejab (headscarf) and rebels without a clue in this post.

Syria: Stop Internet Censorship!

Following a recent post on Global Voices Advocacy, Syrian bloggers are ready to discuss internet censorship in their country, including the arrests of several forum users and the censure of...

Syria: Internet Censorship

Syrian Golaniya discusses Internet censorship in her country in this post.

Syria: Watching Iraq News Unfold

“I'm watching with interest what is going to happen in northern Iraq. Turkey's MP's have recently authorised military incursions into Iraq, something the Americans definitely do not want,” writes Wassim,...

Bahrain: Iraqi Refugees Shedding Off Sectarian Violence

Bahraini blogger Dawood writes that Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan are ‘shedding off’ sectarian violence.

Syria: more victims of Internet repression

A new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that two persons are being held in incommunicado detention at an undisclosed location in Syria. Karim ‘Arbaji (29) and Tarek Biasi...

Kuwait: Lebanon Holiday

Lebanese blogger Fonzy, who lives in Kuwait, is travelling to Lebanon and Syria for a short break. “(T)he best part is that ALL my friends in Kuwait are spending the...

Morocco: Looking inward, looking outward

An inflammatory post about Moroccans in the Gulf by a popular Moroccan blogger ignites a debate all over the world - Jillian York has the story on who's saying what.

Algeria: Why are Syria and Iran close?

Algerian blogger Nouri draws attention to multi-billion industrial relations between Syria and Iran – two countries under the US blockade.

Syria: Reflections from the Blogosphere

Ramadan is a period not only of fasting and restraint, but also of reflection, judging by posts from many Muslim bloggers. Syrians (whether Muslim or not) are no exception, taking...

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