The government’s refusal to grant foreign journalists unfettered access has deepened the fog of war.
Those who get in often do so illegally and as a result are limited to reporting on the bloodshed from behind rebel-held lines.
Just last week two Western journalists were killed in Homs
– the scene of some of the bloodiest battles between armed opposition groups and the forces of President Bashar al-Asad.
Some media executives say the lack of press access is unprecedented.
So, what’s with this selective story-telling?
And what ever happened to getting both sides of the story?