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On Cable News, Covering Syria From Afar (Mostly)

There continues to be a massive civil war in Syria, but thanks in part to a government crackdown on foreign journalists, coverage on cable news tends to be from afar.

As the situation continues to deteriorate, news organizations will have to weigh the pros and cons of trying to sneak producers or correspondents into the country. A number of journalists have been killed in the country, so sneaking in is not a matter to be taken lightly.

Cable news is dominated by politics, but as 2011 showed, revolutions make for extremely compelling TV.

CNN is the only cable news channel to have a correspondent in the country right now, and it has far more coverage than either Fox News or MSNBC, according to TVEyes. CNN correspondent Arwa Damon snuck into the country, and has been reporting for CNN both in daytime and primetime. According to TVEyes, CNN had at least one segment on Syria (often two or three) every hour from 1PM-11PM yesterday.

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Bin Laden Killed: Foreign Correspondents En Route to Pakistan

Foreign correspondents spread throughout the Middle East are en route to Pakistan today, following the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed there by U.S. special forces. 2011 has seen a flurry of news from the Middle East and North Africa, with news happening almost daily from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other countries.

ABC News of course already had a correspondent in-country in Nick Schifrin, who had the first video footage from the compound this morning.

CNN’s Nic Robertson is heading to the country, where he is expected to appear on the channel tonight. Robertson was in Afghanistan during the 9/11 attacks, and has deep ties to the region.

Fox News Channel’s Greg Palkot and Dominic Di-Natale are also heading to Pakistan.

More Arrivals, More Delays as American Journalists Enter Egypt

CNN’s Anderson Cooper arrived in Cairo yesterday and anchored two hours last night with Wolf Blitzer in Washington. Cooper, who Tweeted Saturday night that he was en route, has not Tweeted since.

CNBC’s Erin Burnett is in Cairo. She reported for NBC Nightly News and as part of a CNBC two-hour live special hosted by Melissa Francis and Tyler Mathisen last night as the global markets opened. Burnett was back on this morning on “Today,” MSNBC and CNBC. NBC’s Lester Holt is en route but is having a difficult time getting in. Kate Snow anchored weekend Nightly News both days.

Geraldo Rivera hosted his Fox News program for two hours Saturday and Sunday nights with reports from FNC Middle East & South Asia Correspondent Dominic Di-Natale.

ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, who hosted “This Week” from Cairo Sunday, was on “Good Morning America” today.

Networks, Cablers Rush to Cover Egypt Clashes

There is chaos in Egypt, as protesters are facing off against the police in a number of major cities, including Cairo and Alexandria. Egyptian President Mubarak has instituted a nationwide curfew, but it does not appear to be working.

The broadcast news divisions, as well as all three cable networks are covering the situation, with plans to continue coverage through the weekend.

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