A Syrian Millennial’s Eulogy To The Bad Times And Good

By Rasha Milhem One lonely night recently, during a particularly hard time of the coronavirus quarantine, a high school friend and I reviewed our lives and recalled the 2000s with...
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Syrian Students Chat With A ‘Real’ Aussie Journalist

In Damascus last September on a journalist's visa, I had the opportunity to interview some truly impressive women in different fields of work. This impromtu chat in a school yard...
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Message from Madam Janset Kazan, Syrian MP and Mother of a Martyr

This video message to Australian members of parliament (MPs) was recorded in Madam Janset Kazan's office, Damascus, 21 September 2019. Captions were added by Sarah Nachar, and Rana Alkhayrat...
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The Magic Of Jabri House (Beit Jabri), Old Damascus

  Beit Jabri is one of many remarkable family homes in the lanes of old Damascus that have opened their doors to the public: they may have become boutique hotels...
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Ms Shaheedi Ajeeb: Syrian War Correspondent

Shaheedi Ajeeb's only ambition in life was to become a journalist despite the obstacles it meant she faced in what was a deeply patriarchal society.  Petite and softly spoken Ajeeb...

ANZAC DAY 2020: REMEMBERING SYRIA

by Susan Dirgham, 25 April 2020 Krak des Chevaliers, 2008 Syrians and Australians  On a crisp winter’s morning in December 2008, a group of La Trobe University students began their tour of Syria...