The Syrian crisis can be murky, fast-changing and confusing, so we've pulled together the best online reads, watches and interactives to help understand the country's growing civil war, and the quest to end the violence.
What to watch
What's behind the support for Assad?
From April, the hour-long PBS FRONTLINE special Syria Behind the Lines offers a rare look at Syria's civil war from both sides of the lines, including a Syrian loyalist stronghold. If you can’t understand why some Syrians still support Bashar al-Assad's regime, this is the viewing for you.
Beyond chemical weapons
What is it like when bombs fall? The world turned its attention to Syria as news of a suspected chemical weapons attack broke, but almost seemed to ignore how the Syrian air force has been bombing its own people almost daily for the last year. The digital short film The Bombing of al Bara, a companion to the film above (full disclosure: I produced it), illustrates like nothing else the chaos, horror, fear and anger on the ground when bombs fall.