Latest posts by Yazan Badran from November, 2007
To crown the two months of rapid internet censorship, last week the Syrian government decided to block Facebook (The popular social network site) and Shabablek, a very popular local forum for young people, among other websites. Now, cyberactivists are defying the challenge and demanding their freedom of speech.
This week, the Syrian coast was washed in the black color of mourning, after the shocking news of the Syrian vessel [Georgian flagged, but owned and operated fully by Syrian crew] "Haj Ismail" was hit with the horrendous storm that hit the Black Sea last week, along with another nine ships. Yazan Badran brings us the latest buzz from the Syrian blogosphere.
Which international and regional powers (Turkey, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Untied States, Russia, France) should Syria try to have good relations with. Should Syria be more involved or more hands off in its surrounding region's many conflicts? Yazan Badran sums up the Syrian blogosphere's reactions to this question posted on Creative Syria's Blogger Forum.