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· June, 2011

Stories about Syria from June, 2011

27 June 2011

Syria: Black Comedy of the Revolution

Black comedy is one of the ways one deals with traumatic events. The recent events in Syria, while bloody and depressing to many people, have also brought about an explosion...

26 June 2011

Syria: The Revolution and the Economy

For 100 days Syria's economy has been frozen. Commerce has halted to a standstill and the coming tourist season does not look good. In addition to that, thousands of frightened...

24 June 2011

Syria: Blogging Day for Syria

Today marks the 100th day since the protest movement found its foothold in Syria. A 100 days later, more than 1,400 deaths, and three presidential speeches, the protest movement is...

A Syrian Solution for North Korea

23 June 2011

Syria: “It Feels as if Syria is Two Countries – With Two Different Realities”

CNN has officially been granted access to Syria and Arwa Damon is tweeting from Damascus, three months after protests calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime started. Syria has...

Syria: “We Support Bashar and Want the World to Leave us Alone”

Do all Syrians hate Bashar Al Assad and his regime? An accusation that our coverage of the Syrian "revolution" at Global Voices Online has been one-sided, has sent us on...

20 June 2011

Syria: Protests Break Out Following Assad Speech

Syrian president Bashar Al Assad gave a speech today outlining reform plans, which include forming a committee to form a committee to study reforms and the need for national dialogue....

18 June 2011

Syria: Al Assad's Cousin Quits Business for Charity Work

On 16th June, at the eve of another Friday of protests in Syria, Syrian State Television announced that 41-year-old businessman Rami Makhlouf will quit his businesses to take up charity...

15 June 2011

Syria: 2.3km Flag at Pro-Government Rally in Damascus

Supporters of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad held a pro-regime rally today, carrying a 2.3km long Syrian flag in Mezzeh, in the capital Damascus, and chanting "The People Want Bashar...

Syria: Crackdown Continues Despite International Outcry

Protests are continuing across Syria, as the Syrian regime shows no signs of loosening its brutal crackdown despite an international outcry. Netizens react on Twitter to the latest developments.

13 June 2011

Syria: Lesbian Blogger Amina is a Married American Man

Blogger The Gay Girl in Damascus turned out to be a straight married American man, who seems to have no issue in taking the world on a wild goose chase...

9 June 2011

Syria: True Identity of Arrested Blogger Questioned

Since reports emerged that a Syrian blogger named Amina Arraf, known as “Gay Girl in Damascus” had been seized by authorities on Monday, 6 June 2011, serious doubts have surfaced...

6 June 2011

Syria: ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ Seized

Amina Arraf has seen a quick rise to fame. Blogging pseudonymously, as Amina Abdullah, she writes about politics, the recent uprising, and being a lesbian in Syria. A dual citizen...

3 June 2011

Syria: Protesting for the Future of Children

Syria's youngest victims are speaking out in a series of heart wrenching videos which are surfacing on YouTube, detailing the horrors they and their family members have faced in days...

Syria: Reports of Internet Blackout

Reports are continuing to pour in on Twitter of a possible Internet blackout in Syria today, as Syrians continue to protest against the Al Assad regime and atrocities committed against...

2 June 2011

Syria: Opposition Drafts Declaration in Antalya

Just a day after President Bashar Assad announced a general amnesty for political prisoners, a varied group of Syrian opposition members are meeting in Antalya, Turkey, to create a declaration...

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