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The Syrian state news presenter who turned her back on the government

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 27 September 2012

Extraordinary personal stories: today, Ola Abbas, a presenter on Syrian state-controlled radio and television for 22 years, on why she fled the country.

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