Middle East

Who are the ‘media activists’ covering the war?

Comrades carry the body of a Syrian photojournalist and media activist Murhaf al-Modhi, known as Abo Shuja, towards his grave during his funeral in a park in the northern Syrian town of Deir Ezzor on September 29, 2013, a day after he was killed in shelling during fighting between rebel forces and pro-Syrian government troops. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD ABOUD)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 29, 2014, on page 10.




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