DAMASCUS- Syria state-run news agency SANA reported Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad issued the Legislative Decree No. 33 for 2012, exempting the importations of drama production companies and establishments, both public and private, from 50 percent of financial, customs and municipals taxes and fees for one-time.
The Presidential decree also exempted these institutions from 50 percent of income taxes yielded from drama production and marketing profits for three years starting from 2012.
Before the crisis hit Syria, Syrian drama had witnessed a progressive development in production during the few last years before the crisis, yet the laws in terms of marketing and promoting it and also the type of relations inside the Syrian drama, which reflects the political, economic and social situation in Syria, made no progress.
The future of the Syrian drama holds many surprises and controversial events. The controversy of directly personifying such widely respected characters in Islam is much debated, and the case is being studied by Muslim scholars to determine its viability or possibility. Other productions are waiting on the line.
The challenge is for the Syrian drama to keep addressing such continuously heated issues intelligently, overlooking the fear of censorship.