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

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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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