Today, we’ve taken two more steps towards simplifying things for our readership:
- Created a new Twitter account devoted solely to news and politics: @SMCNewsPolitics
- Compiled a public Twitter list, SyriaNews, which includes all the Twitter accounts we find integral to follow for breaking news and updates in Syria
We have also been in contact with a Syrian activist, @AnonymousSyria, who has provided us with over a dozen new users to follow. Browse through them below, and follow those you find the most informative. Otherwise, just subscribe to our SyriaNews list on Twitter, to which we will be adding many of the names below:
@abuhatem – A Syrian located in the United States, he tweets prolifically on the situation in his home country.
@hominoid555 – His Twitter account places him in the United Kingdom, but we’re told that he translates news from Arabic to English.
@ZainSyr – A Syrian in Damascus, this is another great source — but note that many tweets are in Arabic.
@luv2live2 – Another prolific source, although we do not currently have any specifics on this user.
@hallak – @AnonymousSyria tells us that this Allepian located in the United States posts good comments and news from mainstream outlets.
@AlexanderPageSY – This political activist and citizen journalist originally operated out of Damascus, but was forced to move to Cairo to avoid arrest.
@BSyria – A recent tweet from this Syrian: “The bravest people on earth will get their freedom. The only variable is the cost.”
@GDoumany – From Douma, many of this activist’s tweets are in Arabic.
@LccSy – This is the Twitter account for the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.
@edwardedark – This is another passionate Aleppian activist worth following.
@SooriMadsoos – According to their profile, this user is “(t)weeting for a Secular Syrian State and a military with no political party affiliation.”
@Syriapressions – Also check out this ‘Free Syrian Expressionist’s’ Tumblr.
@LeShaque – Profile description: “Syrian revolutionary and proud of it. Al-Ayyam English staff writer.”
@ANA_Feed – This is the Twitter feed for the Activist News Association.
As always, please contact us if you have any more pertinent users to add to this list or leave a comment below.
Update March 3, 212: Thank you to Leena, a Syrian-American who has been working to stay informed on the events in Syria through Twitter, for providing the following accounts for our list:
@SyriaCampaigns – This account holds online campaigns in which they rally other Twitter users to work together and get particular hashtags to trend worldwide.
@Nora315 – Nora is another Syrian-American providing regular updates. Follow the link on her profile to http://mar15.info.
Update March 19, 212: Thanks also to Syrian Noor for the providing following three accounts to our growing list. Also note that we have now included Dr Mohja Kahf (@ProfKahf), a Syrian-American poet, author and activist, to our list:
@DamascusSyr – This is the account for Damascus News, an important source to follow as violence rises in Syria’s capitol.
@NMSyria – The profile for @NMSyria says that this activist currently resides in Damascus, Syria. This user is linked in to events on the ground, and is continuously updating with reports of violence around the country.
@SyriaInPhotos – This account brings a lighter note to our list of accounts to follow. @SyriaInPhotos aggregates and disseminates photos from all over Syria illustrating the nation’s beauty.