An interesting article in Syria Today. It was published during the Gaza War, but I didn’t feel like it was appropriate to mention it back then.
It features the thoughts of wonderful bloggers like Anas Takriti, Yazan Badran, and Razan Ghazzawi, plus some ramblings by me.
John Dagge wrote the thoughtful piece. Here’s a snippet:
It is this desire to have a voice – and have someone reply to it – that motivates Badran to blog in English, like many of his fellow Syrian bloggers who comment on current news events. In doing so, he believes Syrian bloggers are playing an important role in providing the world with a fuller, more nuanced picture of the country.
“As bloggers, we help create a cloud of personal experiences, scenes, images, opinions and faces from that part of the world,” he said. “This cloud may or may not reflect the real lives of these people 100 percent, but it gives a more honest depiction of that country, a first-hand experience that is a lot more credible than the bulk of news and articles provided by official or international mainstream media outlets.”
Also, in a shameless advert for my work – don’t forget to buy Forward Magazine to read some of my more coherent waffle. This month, Syria’s summer of music.