Al-Thawra (newspaper)

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Al Thawra
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
PublisherAl Wahda Institution
Editor-in-chiefAli Kassem
EditorKhafal al Jarad
Founded1 July 1963; 56 years ago (1963-07-01)
Political alignmentBa'athism
HeadquartersDamascus, Syria
WebsiteAl Thawra

Al-Thawra, also referred to as Ath-Thawra, (Arabic: الثورة The Revolution) is an Arabic language newspaper published by the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party of Syria.[1] Another newspaper with the same name was published by the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party of Iraq but was disbanded during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the UK and the USA armies.


Al Thawra was first published on 1 July 1963.[2][3] It is the official newspaper of the Syrian government,[4] and mostly covers governmental initiatives in the social and economic areas.[1] There also other state-owned newspaper, namely Tishreen, Al Baath and Syria Times.[5]

Al Thawra is based in Damascus.[6] Al Wahda institution is the publisher of the daily in addition to Tishreen and Syria Times.[7] As of 2012 Ali Kassem was the editor-in-chief of Al Thawra.[8]

See also[edit]

List of newspapers in Syria


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  2. ^ Salam Kawakibi (2010). "The Private Media in Syria" (PDF). University of Amsterdam and Hivos. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ Dany Badran (2013). "Democracy and Rhetoric in the Arab World". The Journal of the Middle East and Africa. 4 (1): 65–86. doi:10.1080/21520844.2013.772685.
  4. ^ Judith Pies; Philip Madanat (June 2011). "Media Accountability Practices Online in Syria" (PDF). MediaAct (10/2011). Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ Ghadbian, Najib (Summer 2001). "Contesting the state media monopoly: Syria on Al Jazira Television" (PDF). Meria. 5 (2). Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  6. ^ Miriam Cooke (14 August 2007). Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official. Duke University Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-8223-4035-5. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Syria's Pavilion Best at Tehran's International Exhibition of the Press and News Agencies". Syrian Arab News Agency. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Syria grants license to new magazines, newspapers". Press TV. 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.