Syria has restricted journalists from entering the country, so it has been difficult to document the horrors of this conflict. But CNN.com has posted some chilling photos commissioned by Time Magazine. Here is the link to those photos by Alessio Romenzi.
for more on filmmaker and photographer Shaul Schwarz, find him online at www.shaulschwarz.com
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It's a grim reminder of Japan's tragedy. Signs warning people to "Keep Out," "Don't Enter," and to avoid the 20 kilometer exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
78,000 people lived there. Now, they're all gone after they were forced to leave because of dangerous radiation coming from the crippled nuclear plant.
Radiation levels have gradually decreased since the earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011, but they're still too high for any prolonged human exposure.
CNN's Kyung Lah shows us what precautions people have to take before going into the exclusion zone.
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Since the violence began in Syria, CNN and other media outlets have been working at a disadvantage. The Syrian government has imposed severe restrictions on foreign journalists, allowing few of them to enter the country to report. That means we've been unable to see for ourselves what has been happening.
But recently, Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson was allowed to enter the country, following Arab League monitors on their fact-finding mission. In this report, Nic gives us a rare look at how tensions inside the country are making it hard for Syrians to live... and shows us the challenges of capturing what is really happening in Syria.
We spoke with Nic Robertson from London, after he returned from Syria, to get him to go into more detail about what it was like to report under such taxing conditions inside of Syria.
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American filmmaker Jon Bougher was in Haiti when a powerful earthquake struck the island nation two years ago. At the time, he was making a film with Roman Safiullin about two activists and their work in Port-au-Prince. You can watch a clip from “Bound by Haiti”, seen above. The earthquake affected Jon deeply and he’s now training young filmmakers to make short documentaries about life in Haiti since the disaster. You can watch Isha Sesay’s interview with Jon about the project below. And this isn’t the first time Jon has been on Back|Story. He appeared on the show last year to talk about another powerful documentary he co-produced called “Unnoticed: Children of Kabul”.
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