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Neukölln’s “Arab street” has become a destination for the Syrian community – and a potential goldmine for refugee entrepreneurs selling their countrymen a taste of home. But it isn't always easy being the new kids on the block. more

Zeitgeist

The arty Syrian diaspora breaks new ground in Berlin with its own magazine, A Syrious Look. more

What's On

Kids from Syria rescue a famous Ossi school, winning over locals' acceptance and affection deep in reputedly refugee-adverse Brandenburg. A Merkel refugee integration dream come true? Ruth Schneider drove up to Golzow and checked the reality of it. more

Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Journalist and writer Rasha Abbas recounts her tribulations as a Syrian in Germany – from learning the language to falling in with Berlin hipsters – in "The Invention of German Grammar". Catch her at the E-Book Festival on Jun 25 at 20:00! more

What's On

INTERVIEW! Hamid Sulaiman might have fled his home in Syria, but he’s not done with the war and the revolution. You can see the original sheets from his graphic novel "Freedom Hospital" at Galerie Crone from Apr 9-Jun 18. more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! In Berlin on the occasion of the Logan CIJ Symposium, the legendary US investigative journalist gave a piece of his mind on American lies about Syria, ignorant journalists and why he doesn't have many friends among the press corps. more

Interviews & Portraits

After the shock of Paris, it looked for about 10 seconds like the world was actually gonna fight ISIS. Ha! Fat chance. You might have forgotten that our leaders have important dick-swinging competitions to get on with. more

Opinion

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Syrnet social media editor Majid al-Bunni at work. Photo by Francesca Torricelli

From an office in Mitte, six Berliners are working tirelessly to support the opposition in Syria via a chain of 11 dissident radio stations. We followed them for a day on the air. more

Interviews & Portraits

The cartoonist and filmmaker’s two autobiographical tomes “The Arab of the Future” I and II, chronicling his youth in Syria, were undeniable the hype at this year’s ILB Graphic Novel Day. Sattouf’s work is set to appear in English next month. more

Interviews & Portraits

Exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed's "Silvered Water" is a love letter to both Syria and cinema. Read our interview and catch an rare screening on Mon, Sep 7 at 8:30pm as part of our Exiled Politics film fest. more

Film

In advance of this weekend's By The Lake fest, we caught up with the Syrian former wedding singer. He headlines the open air stage at Berlin Weißensee on August 29. more

Concerts & Parties

It seems obvious that war zones and dating don't mix, right? Well, Miss Brackets still had to learn that the (kinda) hard way. more

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Germany made a highly publicised offer to take in 5000 refugees from Syria. But who are they? Milo is one Syrian refugee, who, while faced with better chances than most, used his opportunity here to raise awareness through song. more

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