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Internet access in Syria (updated)

May 9th, 2009 · 18 Comments · Business

Broadband internet is finally catching on in Syria. Here’s how you can get on board. Free is best. There are a huge number of wifi cafes in Damascus, despite what some people would have you believe. In most cases, just go in and ask for the password. They will be fine with you sitting there for […]

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New Syrian airline takes-off

May 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Business, Travel

Lu’lua (Syrian Pearl) has become Syria’s first private airline. Lu’lua is owned by SyrianAir, plus a number of private Syrian and Kuwaiti companies. It has launched flights to Aleppo, Deir Az Zour and Qamishli using a single aircraft. Next week, it will gain a second plane, and will add Lattakia to its schedules. The single […]

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Uncensoring Syria – LinkedIn changes its mind

April 19th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Business, Politics

Last week, we reported that social networking site LinkedIn had deleted the accounts of all Syrian users. It blamed the US sanctions. That led to claims of censorship, and a campaign to get LinkedIn to change its mind. After all, the sanctions don’t apply to websites – just look at Google, Facebook and Twitter. Campaigner […]

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Censored Syria

April 17th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Business, Politics

Domestic censorship of the internet is one thing, but Syrian internet users face a battle on two fronts. America is doing the job of the Syrian censors. First it was the whole internet that was blocked in Syria. Then just Hotmail. Then Hotmail was unblocked, and Yahoo Mail was blocked. Then it swapped around again. […]

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