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Latest update : 2013-06-14

'Duck, stop quacking! The Free Syrian Army is going to catch you'

People in the small town of Kafranbel in north-western Syria are taking on the Assad regime with cartoons depicting their leader as, among other things, Gollum out of The Lord of the Rings. His wife's pet name for Bashar al-Assad is "Duck" and that, too, has become a source of roadside graffiti. That's the focus for this edition of Media Watch, Friday 6th July 2012.

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