ISIL has banned all media reporting outside its own lands and it sends killers across border to kill writers, and and kidnapped and killed journalists in Turkey. However, a group calling itself Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered. Writers silently operates within it's capital and elsewhere at great risk because spies and those that will betray for money, love 4 ISIL and things of value. In response, ISIL has killed members of the group, family and friends.
In January 2016, a pseudonymous French author named Sophie Kasiki published a book about her move from Paris to the besieged city in 2015, where she was lured to perform hospital work, and her subsequent escape from ISIL.