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From Our Own Correspondent - Weekend Edition 04/08/2012

Owen Bennett Jones presents thoughts from writers worldwide. This week: Syria's struggle and its media; the KGB in Belarus; quiet spots for Indian lovers; summer camp USA; and Senegal's melon trade.

Personal stories, insight and wit from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world. Presented by Owen Bennett Jones. In this edition:

IAN PANNELL reports from Aleppo on the ruthlessness of a conflict where schools have become morgues and offices prisons;

JAMES HARKIN meets a new-media prankster trying to mock the Assad regime from power, and asks whether the phone is now really more powerful than the sword;

JOHN SWEENEY goes undercover in Belarus, to find out how and why its secret police tortures opponents of President Lukashenko;

SUSIE EMMETT joins an energetic celebration of Senegal's new export trade in melons;

RAJINI VAIDYANATHAN talks to some shy young Indian couples who just want to be left alone;

and LAURA TREVELYAN reflects on just what makes America so keen on summer camp for children.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 8:05PM Sun, 5 Aug 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 9:05AM Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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  • Duration 25 minutes

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