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· September, 2013

Stories about Syria from September, 2013

30 September 2013

Syrian-Palestinian Refugees of Rap: “The Age of Silence is Over”

After the Assad regime destroyed their UN-funded studio, Sawt Al Shaab (The Voice of the People), in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Refugees of Rap has regrouped. Read more here.

24 September 2013

Blogger Claims Russian Foreign Minister to be Sacked

RuNet Echo

The blogger el-murid claims that this signals a change of policy in the direction of accommodating the US in passing a UN resolution authorizing military action in Syria.

23 September 2013

GV Face: Worldwide Media Coverage of Syria

GV Face

How different is reporting on Syria depending on where you are? And what does that mean for Syrians? We discussed this and more in our second edition of GV Face.

22 September 2013

From Kafranbel: The Syrian Revolution in Three Minutes

The irony of Syria becoming crushed into the past while it struggled to emerge into a future is used by the people of Kafranbel (Idlib), to send a powerful message.

19 September 2013

How Russians Read McCain's Pravda Op-Ed on Putin

RuNet Echo

While Americans were incensed at being lectured by a foreign politician whom many regard as either an idiot or a hypocrite, many Russians, it turns out, reacted no differently.

For Chinese, Violence in the Middle East Sparks Debate on Democracy, Stability

The crackdown Egypt reminds Chinese people of the Tiananmen Crackdown 24 years ago. Some make use of the violence as a warning to advocators for democracy and social changes in...

17 September 2013

Do These Videos Show Iranians Fighting in Syria's War?

Online videos show Persian speakers apparently working with Syrian regime troops.

12 September 2013

How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria

RuNet Echo

Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.

10 September 2013

Pro-Assad And/Or Anti-War Demonstrations?

Pro-Assad and Anti-war are two things that don't mix together, writes Farah on Twitter.

A Political Solution for Syria

Humour: Potential Targets in the Strike on Syria

9 September 2013

“World is Happy for Assad to Continue Killing Syrians”

Syria has agreed to put its chemical weapons under international control. Activists say the tactic will buy Assad time to continue killing people with the other weapons at his disposal.

4 September 2013

“In Damascus All is Quiet”: Russians Report from Syria

RuNet Echo

"You won't believe it, but all is quiet in Damascus. People sit in cafes, walk the streets, and are far from a universal hysteria"

Drums of War on Syria Getting Louder

The drums of war are getting louder as US lawmakers prepare to vote on a "punitive" bombing campaign on Syria. Online, everyone has become an overnight expert on Syria.

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