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Anas Qtiesh

Program Manager at Meedan.net. Interested in social media, combating internet censorship, and creating Arabic content on the Internet. @anasqtiesh on twitter.

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Latest posts by Anas Qtiesh

Syria: Hyperlink Podcast Caters to the Arabic Tech Crave

Hyperlink Podcast is received with enthusiasm among Syrian bloggers as one of the best technology podcasts available in Arabic. Created weekly by two Syrian blogging brothers, Mohammad and Beshr Kayyali,...

Syria: 80 Year-Old Human Rights Activist Arrested

Omar Mushawah reported [ar] the arrest of Haytham al-Maleh, a Syrian lawyer and human rights advocate who also spent 6 years in prison in the period between 1980 and 1986...

Syria: First Bloggers’ Contest Winners Announced

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...

Syrian Students Banned From Using Supercomputer at KAUST

Wael Alwani said on his blog [ar] that Syrian Students at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) are forbidden from using Shaheen, a US made supercomputer, due to...

Syria: Blogger Calls for a Campaign Against Masturbation

Fadl, a Syrian blogger, takes advantage of the Muslim holy month Ramadan to call for a campaign against masturbation[ar].

Syria: Campaign to boycott telecom companies and demand lower rates begins

Cellular networks were licensed to operate in Syria in 2001 and ever since day one, the media echoed the customers' discontent with service rates. Syrian bloggers decided they have had...

Syria: Reactions to the Hariri Tribunal

The UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon today ordered the release of all four suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on February 14th, 2005, in Beirut....

Syria: Damascus Real-Estate is the World's 8th Most Expensive

Syriangavroche writes [Ar] that commercial real-estate in Damascus is the 8th most expensive in the world, topping international hubs such as New York.

In Love With Syria

Global Voices Online Morocco author Jillian York describes [en] her short visit to Syria in this post, where she explains why she had the time of her life.

Syria: Fruit Juice Envy

Sasa from Syria News Wire says Syria has the best fruit juice in the world.

Syrian Ambassador in Washington Lectures on Syrian-American Relations

Syrian Ambassador in Washington lectures university students on Syrian-American relations and asks them not to be overly optimistic in regards to the future of the relations since the Obama Adminstration...

Arab Bloggers Rally Against the Judaization of Jerusalem

As Israeli authorities evict Arab residents and demolish their houses in Jerusalem, Arab bloggers are set on not letting this pass unnoticed. Another blogger calls for designating a week to...

Google's April Fools’ Hoax Gets the Best of a Syrian Newspaper

Google is in the habit of launching spoof services on April Fools’ Day. Diya’ from Syria  reports [ar] that a prominent Syrian newspaper, Al Watan, has taken the bait and...

Syria: Wikipedia in Arabic Unblocked

@nas from Syria reports that Wikipedia in Arabic was recently unblocked and wishes the this step expands to include other sites such as Amazon, Youtube, and Facebook.

Arab World: “We Stopped Saying Israel…”

A message on Twitter calling upon Arabs to stop saying Israel has snowballed into a movement across the Arab world, in this latest twist of the ongoing online war following...

Syria: Arab Leaders Can't Come Together, Not Even into a Room

As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab Leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League...

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