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05/02/2014 04:09 pm ET Updated May 02, 2014

This Is What It's Like To Be A Reporter Working In Syria

Syrian journalist Obadah al-Kaddri gave a first-hand account on Friday of what it's like to work in one of the most dangerous places for reporters in the world.

Al-Kaddri was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for his efforts to enhance press freedom in Syria and to report on the violence of President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Al-Kaddri is director of the radio station Al Watan, the first independent radio station in Syria that is free of censorship.

He told HuffPost Live on Friday that he and his colleagues work in hiding to avoid being shut down, or worse, killed.

"We are working in a very bad situation," he said. "The regime started attacking us anywhere [Asaad] can catch our signals."

An average of 90 people are killed each day in Syria, according to the Violations Documenting Center. 29 journalists were killed while covering the civil war in Syria in 2013 alone. Al-Kaddri said his station has been the target of attacks by extremist groups for spreading messages of democracy and freedom. He said his goal is to give Syrians "the hope" to change Assad's regime.

"The people inside Syria are under seige," he said. "They haven't any chance to be alive."

Watch the video for the clip from HuffPost Live.

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