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    Media War Casualty: Gulf states ditch Syrian TV dramas

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    TV soap operas are something Syria has been famous for all around the Arab world. They're considered original, emotional and funny. But during the conflict in Syria its trademark dramas have become yet another dividing factor. Gulf countries, which had traditionally helped fund them, withdrew from production - leaving a huge financial gap. And matters were made worse when the Arab League called for a boycott of Syrian satellite channels - including drama ones. RT's Maria Finoshina has more.


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