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How Mashable used user-generated content to create an interactive story on Syria


Syria is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, leading to less news coming out of the country, but Mashable took advantage of user-generated content to get a window into the country. “Raqqa: An Inside Story” includes a longform piece and interactive that were created with verified user-generated information that tells the story of a young man in Syria and how his life in Raqqa changed as ISIS took over the city. Mashable global news editor Louise Roug says: “I would like Syrians also to see this, to see that we still cover this and still care about what’s going on.”

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