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Reporter's Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering a Secretive Syria

In search of the truth in Syria, foreign correspondents face unprecedented restrictions and are often left with choice of sneaking into the country using dangerous overland smuggling routes, or not going at all. Violence in the country has already claimed 4 journalists, and the difficult journey itself led to the death of Anthony Shadid, who succumbed to an asthma attack while on the road to Turkey. Despite the risks, scores of journalists are working to gain access to Syria's war zones in order to bring accurate news to the outside world.

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