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Mission: Enab Baladi is a Daraya-based media organization that works to present quality journalism about the Syrian Revolution It produces an independent weekly newspaper, Enab Baladi, that is based in Syria. The newspaper was established through a team of amateur journalists who have gained specialized professional training through Skype and email, as well as in-person trainings offered by international media organizations, such as Internews and Media in Cooperation and Training International.

Results: The first issue of Enab Baladi was published in February 2012. Since then, it has been printed each week on Sundays, with one two-week stoppage in August 2012. Issue #73 was published on July 14, 2013. In addition to the weekly newspaper, it also publishes a bi-weekly magazine, Tayyaret Waraq, for children aged 7 to 14. This publication, developed with the Syrian Non-violence Movement, is specialized in providing psychological support. To date Enab Baladi’s work has been self-funded and supported by a team of volunteers, in addition to operations equipment provided by Internews and Adopt a Revolution.

Target demographics: advance free independent media in Syria.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500,000 Syrians read and learn from authentic and objective media and journalism.

Geographic areas served: Syria

Programs: Enab Baladi Newspaper, Tayyaret Waraq Magazine, Alternative Media Project.

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1 Glimpse O.


Rating: 4

Enab Baladi, a Syrian Newspaper issued almost two years ago by a group of young people from Daraya, a town in Damascus Suburb who were a group of amateur activists who believed in the role of media and knew very well that the media must be independent and convey the actual reality in the absence of independent media in Syria.
Now, Enab Baladi is viewed as one of the best Syrian newspapers due to the efforts exerted by its team to reach professionalism



Rating: 5

Enab Baladi started less than two years ago by a group of immature young Darayan, yet enthusiastic and of passionate belief of its role. And thus it became one of the most prominent independent Syrian media organizations. The weekly newspaper has been issued regularly despite the serious obstacles it has encountered.

Enab Baladi provides professional journalism , maintaining its role of providing a space to voices which were silenced by the dictatorial regime over the years, and of providing constructive criticism. The newspaper aims at raising the public awareness about civil society, and fundemental rights. It also aims at enhancing civic participation among Syrian people, youth in particular.

3 Amer M.

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Rating: 5

Enab Baladi is one of the most prominent Syrian media organizations. It started during the Syrian Revolution in January, 2012. It has been publishing weekly issues nonstop since then. Enab Baladi provides high quality journalism and is trying to make a difference in the Syrian society through professional and independent journalism. It's one of the Syria civil society organizations trying to help enrich and expand civic engagement.