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Entries from April 2011

Syria: BBC and Channel 4

April 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Politics

Silence is golden sometimes. Here’s some reporting I’ve done on Syria in the past couple of days. First, BBC Radio Five Live, talking about how this will end, the international reaction and whether the protestors are armed. Listen! And for Channel 4: Who runs Syria? With his army laying siege to cities across Syria, and scores […]

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Syria moves towards resolving its ‘Kurdish problem’

April 1st, 2011 · 32 Comments · Politics

One of the most embarrassing things about Syria has been the pre-Baath denial of rights to Kurdish citizens. But that could be about to change in a very quiet announcement that’s just been made. In 1962, the ‘Hasaka Survey’ was carried out, named after one of the country’s main Kurdish population centres. In that census, […]

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