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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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2. Covering War for the First Time—in Syria

By Erin Banco

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Journalists are trained in battlefield medicine by Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, or RISC, in New York City. Mike Shum, left, and Holly Pickett prepare to move a training dummy simulating an injured person during a care-under-fire exercise.

Source: AP/RISC, James Lawler Duggan

The small room in the back of the Monsours’ house was set up for two people: two desks, two nightstands, and two beds. The beds had matching sheets and pillowcases adorned with Superman cartoon characters. 

Jihad Monsour, 13, slouched on the edge of one of the beds. He used to share the room with ...

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