Syria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.8 Social cohesion and cultural policies

The access of minorities to culture and the cultural activities is not considered one of the issues and the questions raised by the stakeholders in Syria. This absence is not considered an act of marginalizing to these minorities, but a reflection of the absence of the relationship between culture and Syrian public. 

This point which has been ignored for decades and almost not noticed, may be the fundamental basis for any cultural work or thinking of establishing new national intentions.

On the other hand, it can be noticed that the majority of rural regions are lacking the access to all cultural and artistic activities and products, as a result of centralization and imbalance in cultural investments and phenomena.

Chapter published: 06-05-2016