Steven Sotloff

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The Best Defense

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Threats to journalists' safety demand fresh approach Reporting on wars and natural disasters is inherently dangerous, but the spread of insurgent and criminal groups globally poses an unprecedented risk to journalists. Since the videotaped killings of James Foley and Steven...

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Don't Forget Rasool: In international reporting, local journalists often suffer

September 21, 2015 12:30 PM ET

When two journalists from VICE, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, were arrested with Iraqi journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool on August 28, a familiar scenario unfolded. A week later, Hanrahan and Pendlebury were released following a media flurry and worldwide attention....

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A year after James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders, more awareness of risks

August 17, 2015 2:38 PM ET

Journalists who regularly cover violence are considered a hard-boiled bunch. But a year ago this month, even the toughest were crying. There was no emotional body armor to deflect the horror of the beheading videos of freelancers James Foley,...

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How Islamic State uses killings to try to spread fear among media

July 13, 2015 10:06 AM ET

The militant group Islamic State may be trying to push Syria back into the dark ages, but it is fighting a very modern war. From slick propaganda videos to online surveillance and wide restrictions on Internet use, the Islamic State...

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CPJ welcomes U.S. government's new hostage policy

June 24, 2015 12:08 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the new U.S. policy announced today which states that families of American hostages seeking to negotiate with or pay ransom to the abductors will not be threatened with criminal prosecution....

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Foreword

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In Pakistan, an unknown gunman shoots a news anchor multiple times. No one is arrested for the crime, though arrest warrants are issued against the journalist--for his reporting....

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Going it alone: More freelancers means less support, greater danger

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Matthieu Aikins probably wouldn't saunter into Afghanistan again in the way he did six years ago....

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The rules of conflict reporting are changing

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

On the icy-cold morning of February 22, 2012, Marie Colvin, a 58-year-old Irish-American reporter, was killed by the blast of a rocket in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, Syria....

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Broadcasting murder: Militants use media for deadly purpose

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

News of the August 19, 2014, murder of journalist James Foley broke not in the media but instead on Twitter. News organizations faced the agonizing questions of how to report on the killing and what portions of the video...

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A first step toward better safety for freelancers

February 13, 2015 3:24 PM ET

The murders of freelancers James Foley and Steven Sotloff last year put the news industry on the spot. What could news executives, press freedom groups, and individual journalists do to improve safety? The issue was not new. International news...

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