The Syria News Wire is written from Damascus and London. It was the fourth Syrian blog to appear on the internet – back in 2004. It is a Lonely Planet favourite, award nominated, Toot-ified blog, which gets about 15,000 hits a month.
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In 2008, Damascus became the Arab Capital of Culture. The year was packed full of events. Every month, a programme was published – but it didn’t hit the streets until half the month had passed.
In Damascus, that doesn’t matter. We find out what’s happening by word of mouth. And the same goes for news, or plans for the city’s development.
This site puts some of those whispers on to the net.
News from the streets of Damascus, and beyond.
This is a guide to the images used across the Syria News Wire.
On the about/history/images pages: spices in Souq Al Bouzariya, Damascus Old City.
OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS
On the monthly archive pages: the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Israel has occupied the Syrian territory since 1967. The photo was taken from the Syrian city of Quneitra, which was liberated in 1973. You are looking at the barbed wire fence which marks the start of the occupation. 20,000 Syrians are trapped behind this fence, separated from their families for a generation. Thousands more live as refugees in Damascus and Aleppo.
This photo was originally used across the whole of the Syria News Wire from Nov 2008 to May 2009.
COPYRIGHT AND RE-USE
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