Isis, which calls itself Islamic State, has occupied the world's attention since it took over large swathes or Syrian and Iraqi territory this year, eventually declaring a new caliphate.

But precious little is known about the group, which has its own surprisingly slick PR machine, mainly because its record with journalists is tragically abysmal - militants sparked global revulsion by beheading US reporters James Foley and Stephen Sotloff, as well as killing many other local journalists.

Somehow, some journalists continue to report from the region, defying the incredible risks to document the group's many atrocities against not just journalists but Shia Muslims and religious and ethnic minorities.

According to the website Syria Deeply, journalists and activists still based in territory ruled by Isis have smuggled out official guidance issued by the jihadist group for journalists who continue to work in the areas it controls.

These 11 rules were reportedly issued in Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria.

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