I get asked all the time about sources of information on the Syrian Revolution. Here are a few links to start.
News and Stories
Enab Baladi – in-depth reporting by a group of citizen journalists & activists from Daraya.
Syria Direct – Reports & interview focused on military & political developments.
EA Worldview – Analysis and video reports on day to day Syria developments.
Syrian Observer – Daily news aggregator including translations of Syrian opposition, regime outlets.
The Damascus Bureau – Real news and stories from Syria. Publishing platform for independent Syrian journalists.
Syria Deeply – News & story aggregator –Independent digital media project led by journalists and technologists.
Syria Freedom Forever – News, reports and perspectives from the revolutionary left in Syria.
Syrian Voices & Perspectives
Samir Al-Shishakli – perspectives from the brilliant and insightful Samir Al-Shishakli (a.k.a. my father ;-).
Razaniyyat – insight, poetry and perspective from activist and blogger Razan Ghazzawi.
Amal Hanano – an amazing Syrian-American writer who is able to capture in words the fears, and dreams of the revolution.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Syrian writer, intellectual and former political prisoner.
Robin Yassin-Kassab, Syrian-Scottish writer and intellectual.
Hassan Hassan, author, analyst & columnist originally from Deirezzor.
Activist Networks: Reports, Updates & Videos
Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution – archive all the intellectual and artistic expressions in the age of revolution.
Liberated Kafranbel Facebook Page – from this small village in the Idlib province comes some of the most powerful protest banners reflecting the aspirations of the revolution.
Local Coordinating Committees (LCCs) – Up-to-the minute news reports from activists on the ground inside Syria.
Syrian Days of Rage Facebook Page [English] – news, images and videos documenting every aspect of the revolution.
Shaam News Network (SNN) – one of the first activist networks sharing videos from activists inside Syria.
Lens of Freedom: Activist photographers dedicated towards capturing the essence of the struggle. One frame at a time.
Syrian Martyrs & Human Rights
Syrian Shuhada (Martyrs) – database of the murdered in Syria. Depressingly accurate.
Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria – another database, more conservative figures. Still depressing.
Human Rights Watch Syria Page – fantastic resource for ongoing reports on HR on the ground in Syria.
Syrian Network for Human Rights – dedicated to documenting crimes against humanity in Syria.
Free Syria’s Silenced Voices – HR groups focused on the release of civil society activists, media and medical workers arbitrarily detained or forcibly disappeared.
UN Refugee Agency – latest data on the refugee catastrophe.