The Need to Bear Witness in Syria

Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME

For the past year, we have chronicled the brutal violations of human rights and democratic freedoms that are occurring in Syria. We have published photo-essays and analyses that document the violence of the discredited Assad regime. This week, our cover story is told through a special eyewitness, French photographer William Daniels, who was on assignment for us in Syria. Daniels was under siege for several days in the battle-scarred city of Homs before escaping back to France. Some of his colleagues were not so lucky. He was at the same house where journalists Rmi Ochlik and Marie Colvin lost their lives....

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