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FRONTLINE: Syria Undercover

Airs Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: FRONTLINE reporter Ramita Navai meets four soldiers on the run at a secret location deep in the Syrian countryside. The soldiers say they deserted the Army because they were forced to shoot at protesters.

As the death toll in Syria nears 3,000, the revolution rages on well after the fall of dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. While grainy cell phone videos of violent attacks on protesters are making it out, foreign journalists are seldom making it in.

In this special newsmagazine report, FRONTLINE offers a rare look from inside, traveling with undercover reporter Ramita Navai into some of the most dangerous parts of Syria to meet members of the opposition movement forced into hiding.

As the town of Madaya is besieged by the army, the security forces and the militia, Navai experiences first-hand life as a fugitive when she is trapped in a safe house with three opposition coordinators on the government’s most wanted list.

Also this hour: A look at the dictator who has managed to hold on longer than any amidst the Arab unrest — President Bashar al-Assad.

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Trailer: Frontline: Syria Undercover

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Above: Reporter Ramita Navai goes undercover for a rare look at the uprising from inside Syria. Plus a profile of the dictator who has managed to hold on longer than any amidst the Arab unrest—President Bashar al-Assad.

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Frontline: Inside the Underground Lives of Syrian Activists

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Live Chat: FRONTLINE/Channel 4 (UK) correspondent Ramita Navai and New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid

Above: FRONTLINE has set up a live chat with two journalists from the report--FRONTLINE/Channel 4 (UK) correspondent Ramita Navai and New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid--for a live hour-long chat on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 10 a.m. PT (1pm ET). They'll be taking questions from viewers on the film and the larger issues it raises. They'll be joined by guest questioner David Kenner, associate editor at Foreign Policy.