Plenty of news comes out of Syria these days - not much of it good. Most of the mainstream coverage - ISIL, migration, regional and international rivalries - tends to be about how Syria's war affects other countries and their interests.

As a channel we are not interested in international news. What we care about is news happening locally in Syria. We focus on the average citizen, those who can't find diesel for heating, those who have no food, those suffering under air strikes.

Khaleel Agha, director, Aleppo Today

But from 2011 and right up to the present, Syrian journalists have documented what many still call the Syrian revolution, reflecting back for Syrians the story of their own embattled nation.

For audiences in Syria, the morning news can be a matter of knowing where the front lines have shifted, the price of gasoline, what goods are in short supply or whose sons and daughters were killed in last night's air strikes.

Documenting the war, and indeed, the harsh reality of life under ISIL, some Syrian media outlets are now based in southern Turkey, in cities such as Gaziantep and Sanliurfa, where bombs and conflict are a border crossing away.

But in recent months that border has offered little protection from a movement which has proved itself to be murderously intolerant of journalists.

The Listening Post's Will Yong now reports on the Syrian journalists getting the news out of their country and back into Syria where it counts the most.

Source: Al Jazeera