Rami Jarrah Reports from the Front Lines in Syria

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For a foreign reporter, covering the Syrian war carries the risk of being abducted or being killed. But the journalist Rami Jarrah feels a responsibility to tell the story as Syrians see it: he thinks one can only understand how people feel during war if he or she is living in it. He documented democracy protests in 2011 and was tortured by the Assad regime. In Turkey, Jarrah founded an organization called ANA Press that posts reports from Syria. He still ventures into war-torn Aleppo, at great risk, in order to document the effects of the siege from the ground. When a colleague was kidnapped by ISIS, Jarrah was asked to broker his exchange.