Syrian Journalists Risk Death Covering Life Under Airstrikes And ISIS Occupation

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TV anchors and correspondents have flooded Paris in the last few days, but journalists are nowhere to be seen on the streets of Raqqa, Syria, where both French and Russian warplanes are pounding Islamic State targets in response to recent terrorist attacks.


That doesn’t mean some aren’t bravely covering the impact of aerial bombardment and Islamic State occupation. Since April 2014, members of activist organization Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently have secretly produced the most sustained coverage of life under Islamic State control. In the days since Friday’s attacks in Paris, its dispatches have been widely cited by news organizations and circulated on social media.

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