This study by Free Press Unlimited highlights that emerging independent media organisations have become essential to presenting a more neutral narration of events in Syria. In contrast, partisan media reporting about Syria tend to portray a polarising view. Meanwhile, with the increasingly limited space for independent media in Syria maintaining the vitality of this still young and independent group of media organisations is a challenge of vital importance. The neutrality in reporting by emerging independent media outlets was shown in this study on the use of framing strategies in journalistic publications covering Syria. The study allows the contextualisation of results, because it compares the reporting of different media organisations on one single event using both quantitative and qualitative analysis.