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Radio

Could radio save Syria?

Plus: should national borders matter and life advice from Marilynne Robinson

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

Could radio, and in particular a weekly soap, have a role to play in the Syrian crisis? You might think, no chance, given the levels of violence and terror that have overtaken the country. How can a mere broadcast signal have an impact compared with all that destruction? But, says the director of Radio Alwan, a station operated by Syrians living in exile in a western suburb of Istanbul, ‘radio is effective’.

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