The Syrian Observer is a daily online news service covering Syrian political and civil society news.
It is dedicated primarily to translating into English, news content produced by Syria's official press, opposition groups, activists and civil society.
In addition to translated content, the website publishes original features, op-eds, interviews and blog posts. It also aims at building an extensive Who is Who database of the main actors of the Syrian political and civil society scenes.
The objective of the Syrian Observer is to provide a better understanding of Syria, to introduce its civil society, popular uprising and nascent political activity to the outside world, to shed light on how the different parties in the conflict shape their discourse, and to contribute to the advancement of democratic values.
The target audience of the website includes journalists, academics, diplomats, think tanks and all individuals and institutions operating with, and interested in, Syria.
The publication is editorially and politically independent. Its editor-in-chief is Wael Sawah.