· September, 2009

Stories about Syria from September, 2009

Syria: First Bloggers’ Contest Winners Announced

  28 September 2009

The winners of the first Syrian blog contest have been announced. Many bloggers commended the initiative and hoped it becomes an annual event. However, a few of them expressed some criticism and frustrations, and offered suggestions to further develop the contest.

Arab World: Artificial Virginity Made in China

  27 September 2009

Moroccan blogger Mounir writes on Des maux à dire [Fr] about artificial hymens, made in China, apparently much appreciated by a growing base of Arab customers. “In the Arab region, Syrians have seen this revolutionary ‘product’ invade the black market. In Egypt, investors are seriously considering its introduction,” alleges the...

Syria: A Week Against Everything and Anything

  14 September 2009

The Syrian blogosphere is frequently one of dissent. This week, following a post decrying the practice of masturbation and encouraging bloggers to join in a campaign against, the blogosphere exploded in a flurry of opposition, creating their own (often sarcastic) campaigns. Jillian C. York brings us the story.

Syria: Back to School

  12 September 2009

Syrian Kinan Jarjous, who blogs at Jar of Juice, is back to school. “[C]ontinuing my education is a major thing I want to finish – not only because it paves a way to potential better jobs, but because I really need the mental stimulation, something I considerably lacked in the...

Palestine: New Blog on Land Grab

  6 September 2009

Marcy Newman announces on her blog Body on the Line: “my dear friend rami and i have started a new blog to catalog the ongoing nakbas (catastrophes) that happen every day in palestine, lebanon, syria as the result of a zionist land grab.”

Egypt: Iraq vs Syria

  6 September 2009

Egyptian Chronicles discusses the current standoff between Syria and Iraq: “As Arabs we know that for time to time the Syrian-Iraqi relations go from bad to worse.”

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