“Journalists know that covering war is inherently dangerous and that they could get killed in crossfire. But being butchered in front of camera simply for being a reporter is pure barbarism. We condemn in the strongest terms possible the murder of journalist Steven Sotloff. He, like James Foley, went to Syria to tell a story. They were civilians, not representatives of any government. Their murders are war crimes and those who committed them must be brought to justice swiftly.”
—Joel Simon, executive director, Committee to Protect Journalists, on the video beheading of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, 31, Sept. 2, 2014. Link The CPJ reports 33 journalists killed doing their jobs in 2014.
• Editorial Comment: There are no words.
• Reactions, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, ABC News, Orlando Sentinel, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian.
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