Daily Beast published a piece by Ben Taub titled “Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?” In the article, Taub describes the actions of a freelance journalist (named “Alex” for the article, but later revealed to be Montreal photographer Yves Choquette) who he says compromised the identity of his fixer on the Syria/Turkey border and led to the kidnapping of Sotloff
The United States — unlike several European countries that have funneled millions to the terror group to spare the lives of their citizens — refused to pay
In a series of interviews on Wednesday, reporters, editors and those who monitor the freedom of the press described a harsh environment for reporters both at home and abroad, complicated by changes in the way that journalists work, and a change in the way they are viewed by both governments, and the public.
“This dangerous action was in response to photojournalist Raffe Lazarian asking [the police officer] the simple question, ‘Which way do I need to go in order to get to the media area?'” Osterreicher wrote.
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The YouTube video titled “A Message To #America (from the #IslamicState) shows a barefoot man standing, and on his knees, who is identified as Foley. He is wearing an orange shirt and pants. Standing beside him is a black-clad, masked ISIS militant. During the five-minute video Foley was forced to read an anti-American statement in which he was made to say that his “real killer” is America.
Foley, 40, was working in Syria for the Boston-based news Web site GlobalPost when he disappeared on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.