Rasha Elass

Rasha Elass

Senior Editor

Rasha Elass is a senior editor at Newlines. She is an investigative journalist, war correspondent, playwright and memoirist. She is editor-at-large at Tehranbureau.com. Born in Damascus, Rasha grew up in Europe and the Middle East, where she also spent over a decade reporting on various stories. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.

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Between Insurrection and Revolution

Between Insurrection and Revolution

Years later, after leaving the country and then returning as a journalist, I would ask fellow Syrians what they understood themselves to be. “What is Syria? Who is Syria?” I asked anyone who listened. “What does it mean to be a citizen of Syria?”

Rasha Elass
The Boy on the Bicycle

The Boy on the Bicycle

After the Syrian regime attacked a rebel-controlled part of Damascus with sarin gas in August 2013, I smuggled my way in to report on life in the besieged area

Rasha Elass