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Swedish journalist back from Syria: on ISIS, refugees and intervention

Published måndag 30 november 2015 kl 19.45
"They described a reality that wasn't what we believe to be life under Islamic State"
(0:55 min)
Freelance journalist Joakim Medin. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR
Freelance journalist Joakim Medin. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR

Swedish freelance journalist Joakim Medin has reported from the civil war in Syria and at one time was captured by Syrian government forces. He tells Radio Sweden about the hopes of innocent civilians left in the country and life under Islamic State rule. 

Joakim Medin is back in Sweden to write a book about his experiences meeting the different factions involved in the four-year conflict in Syria and life for those innocent civilians living in the country.

He has witnessed at first hand how people under the de facto capital city of the Islamic State has come to depend on them for survival. He was the last Western journalist remaining in Kobane when IS took the city and he himself has been detained by Syrian government forces.


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