· May, 2012

Stories about Syria from May, 2012

Syria: Curating @TweetWeekSyria

  31 May 2012

Have you heard about Rotation Curation? It is the process of rotating the spokesperson on a social media account. It was originated in December 2011, when a project called Curators of Sweden was launched, handing the official Twitter account @Sweden to a new Swedish person every week. Now this initiative has...

Syria: Houla Massacre Creates International Outcry

  28 May 2012

On May 25, anti-government protestors in Houla, northwest of Homs, took to the streets at midday, little expecting that their demonstration would be eventually answered by a massacre of unprecedented savagery. At least 116 people were killed by pro-government forces.

Syria: UN Report Shows Powerlessness of Observer Mission

As the situation in Syria worsens, and more terrifying reports arrive from the Homs district of Houla, Foreign Policy-hosted blog Turtle Bay summarizes a report [PDF] from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the UN observer mission. This “gloomy” account clearly shows that measures recommended by Kofi Annan have not been...

Syria: Revolution and Calcification

  8 May 2012

Lebanese blog Beirut Walls has written about [ar] the accusations made against the Syrian revolution in a new light. “Maybe hard water, which is very common in Lebanon, is calcifying the mind. There is no other obvious explanation for the recent trend of inhuman or illogical accusations against the Syrian...

Syria: Yara Shammas Released

  4 May 2012

Just hours after the release of Yara Shams, daughter of Syrian activist and lawyer Michel Shammas, from prison, many congratulation messages were posted on his Facebook wall. Activists in Syria await the release of all political and intellectual prisoners.

Syria: Flowers for Peace among All Syrians

  4 May 2012

As a part of the “Stop the killing, we want to build a country for all Syrians” campaign, four girls started an initiative to distribute flowers in a number of Damascus streets with the slogan “Syria has room for everyone, stop the killing.” Activists shared photographs on Facebook of the campaign:...

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