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Mali and Syria

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 November 2013

Why did two French radio journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of RFI, die in the desert near Kidal? Thomas Fessy analyses the factors behind their killing, and explains how it has affected him and the rest of the journalistic corps in West Africa.

In Amman, Nigel Wilson meets the drivers and passengers who are still taking a bus route into Damascus, in spite of the risks and the fears of driving through a war zone - from robbery at checkpoints to the fear of forced conscription.

(Photo: Fighters of the rebel Islamic group Ansar Dine standing guard at Kidal airport, northern Mali. Credit: Romaric Ollo Hien/AFP/Getty Images)


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