Syria Deeply was born to fill a gap that had been keeping people in Syria, and their stories, isolated from
the rest of the world. Our mission was to highlight Syrian voices and perspectives through independent
journalism that made sense of Syria’s complex and brutal conflict. For nearly six years, we have kept a close
watch on both the humanitarian crisis and the political factors – global and domestic – that were escalating
The lessons learned from Syria’s war will define modern conflict and how it is resolved. Conversely, the
approaches for peacebuilding that have worked elsewhere will be vital to Syria’s future.
With this in mind, we are taking a new approach to delivering on our original mission. Syria Deeply’s coverage
and editorial team will be folded into a new endeavor: Peacebuilding Deeply.
We are humbled by the engagement and dedication of Syria Deeply’s readers and contributors over the years.
Because of your support, Syria Deeply evolved from a news site to a platform to exchange ideas and bridge
perspectives on vital issues.
Syria Deeply’s trove of existing coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site. We
also plan to launch special initiatives focused specifically on Syria, from dedicated research projects and
reporting tracks to roundtable discussions around the world.
Though we now have a new home, our expertise and passion about Syria will be a constant. We are always willing
to share our knowledge, answer questions and help advance the discussion about a country and people incredibly
close to our hearts.
Lara Setrakian, CEO and Co-founder, News Deeply
Alessandria Masi, Managing Editor, Syria Deeply
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