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Elizabeth White is the British Council’s Country Director in Syria, based in Damascus. The British Council is the UK’s cultural relations body, working around the world in English, education and the arts. You can read more personal stories from the British Council at http://blog.britishcouncil.org/

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Contemporary Art in Syria by the Light of Two Candles

Posted 19 December 2011 | 00:00:00 (EST)

Earlier this year, the Syrian Foreign Minister made the dramatic announcement that - following European criticism of the crackdown on opposition protests - Syria would remove Europe from their maps of the world. Within hours, enterprising traders in the souq were carrying brand new stock of T-shirts - a map...

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Working Amidst Turmoil: the British Council in Syria

3 Comments | Posted 29 September 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

On a recent visit to London, people looked alarmed when I said I'd just come from Damascus. One after another they said 'I can't believe you're still there! Is it safe? How can you work there?'

Is it safe? How can we work here?

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