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Mistaken identity of Syrian blogger

Jeremy Paxman talks to Jelena Lecic who was mistakenly identified as a Syrian dissident blogger and Mahmoud Hamad, a Syrian human rights activist.

Jelena Lecic was shocked to see her picture in newspapers describing her as Amina Arraf who apparently writes a blog called A gay girl in Damascus which criticises the Syrian authorities. It was reported on Monday that Amina Arraf had been kidnapped.

Jeremy Paxman discusses the dangers of mistaken identity with the internet and the problems of using the web to protest in countries where freedom is limited.

Broadcast on Wednesday 8 June 2011.

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