The wife of a Spanish reporter held for three months by militants in Syria has broken her silence in the hope that publicity might achieve what negotiation has not. Martin Chulov's report for the Guardian sheds new light on the kidnapping of journalists and aid workers in Syria and highlights the perils of what is plainly one of the most dangerous conflicts for reporters in recent history.
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