Posted by Joshua on Monday, September 19th, 2011
A New Era for Syria Comment – Ehsani and Alex take the helm
I must relinquish day to day oversight of Syria Comment to finish a book. Fortunately, both Ehsani and Camille Otrakji have promised to take the lead in keeping Syria Comment relevant, interesting and important. I have posted almost everyday since April 2004. I will continue to contribute but less frequently. I will find it very difficult to step back from Syria Comment, which has been such a big part of my daily routine for almost a decade. I will miss the constant community and smart commentators of SC.
Ehsani, a Syrian-American banker, has been writing economic analysis for Syria Comment since 2006. He will compile the “News Roundups”. He can be reached at email@example.com
“When two people always agree, one is redundant.” Syria Comment’s strength will be judged by its ability to bring together the many different points of view that Syrians have about their future.
Camille Otrakji, a Syrian-Canadian analyst, has been writing for Syria Comment as Alex since 2005. He has also assisted me with most technical challenges of blogging, designing, and maintaining the site. He also maintains “Creative Syria“, Syrian Thinktank, and Mideastimage.com.He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No other blog covering Syria comes close to Syria Comment in its sincerity in welcoming different viewpoints and opinions. Since it first began in 2004, Syria Comment has brought together regular commentators from America, Israel, Lebanon, Europe, Turkey, Iran, Palestine and, of course, Syria. Our challenge is to promote the opinions and analysis of Syria Comment’s community of participants.
Moderation: Both Ehsani and Camille will moderate the comments on their own posts. Both insist that they will use the lightest possible moderation protocol.