· October, 2011

Stories about Syria from October, 2011

Syria: Blogger Hussein Gharir “Missing”

  26 October 2011

Prominent Syrian blogger and activist Hussein Gharir, has been missing since yesterday and is presumed to have been arrested by Syrian authorities. A #FreeHussein campaign has been launched on Twitter and Facebook, and a statement [AR] has been issued in the name of Syrian bloggers calling for his release.

Syria : The “Free Army” defies the regime

  23 October 2011

Wearing bullet-proof vests and Kevelar helmets and holding assault rifles, 13 men make their way through an enthusiastic crowd (AR) which is warmly welcoming them with slaps on the back. It is the beginning of September in the Boustan al-Diwan district of Homs. For the towns activists today's "haul" is substantial. They are deserters from the Syrian army. Madjid Zerrouky explains:

Global Voices Podcast: 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting – Part 1

  11 October 2011

In an addition to our usual monthly podcast, we have some special audio for you from the newly concluded 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting in Tunisia. In this edition, interviews with: Lilian Wagdy, Yazan Badran, Nasser Weddady, Marek Tuszynski, Jillian York, Saed Karzoun, and Malek Khadraoui.

Yemen: Friday of Victory for Syria and Yemen

  2 October 2011

Revolutionaries in both Syria and Yemen who have both been revolting against defiant despots and brutal regimes for months unified the name of their Friday demonstrations, in solidarity. On the "Friday of Victory to Syria and Yemen," activists in both countries coordinated their efforts.

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