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BBG Condemns Sotloff Murder


Bahrain -- US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff during a work trip in Manama near Lulu Roundabout, October 26, 2010

Bahrain -- US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff during a work trip in Manama near Lulu Roundabout, October 26, 2010

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors condemned the beheading of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff by the extremist group Islamic State, while reiterating demands for information about missing Alhurra TV reporter Bashar Fahmi.

"The kidnapping and murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley were barbaric and abhorrent acts of violence against innocent Americans who were reporting from Syria," said Jeff Shell, chairman of the BBG. "Killing journalists will not silence the truth about what is happening now at the hands of the Islamic State. Information warfare should not be fought with innocent lives."

The full statement is here.

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