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Staff Reduction at CNN’s Asia Bureaus

Two of CNN’s Asian bureaus are experiencing staff cuts, TVNewser has learned.

The reorganization, as it’s being described, is affecting offices in Jakarta and Bangkok. These smaller bureaus usually have a staff of 4-5. And while confirming the reduction a CNN spokesperson could not reveal the number of staffers cut.

Currently, the bureaus do not have correspondents. Dan Rivers had been based in Bangkok, but moved to London. And Arwa Damon, who was based in Jakarta, has been in Beirut for more than a year covering the the U.S. military wind-down in Iraq and the Arab Spring.

CNN’s bureaus in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo remain fully staffed and prepared to cover the South Asia region.

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