Why It’s Getting Harder to Report on Syria

By: Jared Malsin | CJR

There has never been a more important, or a more difficult time to report on Syria.

Today, the international media has less access to Syria than at any time during more than three years of revolt followed by civil war and chaos. Rebel-held Syria is impossibly risky territory for foreign journalists. The recent murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State insurgents was an outgrowth of a grim reality: Journalists, both Syrian and foreign, are dying in order to tell the story of Syria’s agony.

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