Australians in Syria

On a crisp winter’s morning in December 2008, a group of university students from Melbourne began their tour of Syria with a visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in...

Nawar, male, aged 34, an engineer from Tartous

What makes you proud to be Syrian? I feel proud to be Syrian because I believe we have a special stable identity however much we shift from one place to...

I have no power

I have no power By Nizar Qabbani translated by Norma Medawar I have no power to change you Or explain your ways… Don’t believe a man can change a woman and the claims of men...

Iyad, male, mid-30s, a ‘new’ journalist, living in Damascus

To be very honest, the so-called “Arab Spring” fooled a majority of Syrians! Many of them recognized sooner or later that the media deceived them and that what has...

Bahnan, a businessman, aged 59, now living in Al-Qamishli, Syria

Syria is a secular country. Can you explain what this means to a non-Syrian? If anyone visited Syria, they could see with their own eyes the freedom of belief, the...

Najah, 48, a female teacher in Al Hasaka

What makes you proud to be Syrian? I am proud that Syria still exists on the political map of the world. Syria is a secular country. Can you explain what this...