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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Al Jazeera Suspends Syrian Bureau Operations

Al Jazeera, both Arabic and English, has suspended operations from its Damascus bureau due to harassment and threats. English servicr correspondent Cal Perry was kicked out over the weekend; his account of trying to leave via Jordan, encountering the confrontation at Deraa, and having to reverse course to Lebanon is here.

Blaming the messenger continues to be popular.

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