About Ammar Abdulhamid

Ammar Abdulhamid was born in Damascus, Syria on May 30, 1966. In 2003, Ammar established DarEmar, a publishing house/NGO dedicated to raising the standards of civic awareness in the Arab world through a wide range of activities and programs, including the Tharwa Project.

Articles by Ammar Abdulhamid

This week's guest editors

The creation of an unbridgeable divide

Syria's civil war is now strongly characterised by militias identifying along sectarian lines. The growing divide between Sunnis and Alawites has profound implications for Syria, and the Middle East.

Just the facts: truth and the internet

For millions, the internet is now the go-to place for news, opinion, connection, and community. But as information disseminates at lightening speed, what happens to "fact"? When every rumour, prevarication, or fantasy instantly goes global, is there any way to detach truth from lies? openDemocracy continues its PEN World Voices series with this panel discussion lead by Slate.com editor Jacob Weisberg.
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