An online Syrian radio station is birthed from the hearts of those who still believe in a colorful Syria and its wise people who accept their differences to come together and rebuild a new, powerful country which team members of the radio believe this to be possible through delivering positive informative media.
SouriaLi is the newest Syrian online radio station which carries a social political angle to establish a mutual understanding and awareness ground and let as many qualitative colorful and peaceful voices speak among this silent grey war.
The name holds double meaning, “SouriaLi” in Arabic is translated to “Syria is mine”. The second meaning refers to the term “surrealism” reflecting the current devastating situation in Syria.
It is apparent that the radio station is biased to the side of national interests of Syria with a mission and dedication to working with Syrian people in deploying an advanced level of awareness in civil society, active citizenship, communication, women-empowerment and youth-motivation through high quality music, performance and public affairs programming that tends to inform, educate and inspire the future active individuals in the future Syria. The team of SouriaLi have looked beyond the idea of disagreeing with different notions, and decided to use the differences in thoughts to add a twist to the station, as listeners talk about anything and everything they desire.
“We are trying to build a society that can live together accepting their differences before their similarities,” explained one of SouriaLi founders, Iyad Kallas, who is Syrian entrepreneur who left the country three years ago because of the mandatory military service in the country. “We are building with Syrian hands for a better Syrian future,” elaborated Kallas.
Unlike other local Syrian radio stations, SouriaLi is free of the government control, unmonitored, unfiltered from the people’s voice, as the team believes the radio is more than the average radio, it is Syrian’s daily, political and social struggles; something which is taboo, to some extent, to be discussed on air in Syria.
SouriaLi will tackle the daily simple life of every Syrian’s creating spontaneous interactivity to express freely all points of views, which will be devoted to the idea of freedom and subjective criticism as far as the present and future Syria is concerned.