Published On: Wed, Sep 3rd, 2014

Steven Sotloff, journalist ‘beheaded by Islamic State’, was determined to record Arab Spring’s human toll | ABC Radio Australia

Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff’s travels seemed nonstop.

In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering the aftermath of the deadly raid on the United States diplomatic compound there.

In December of that year he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives of destitute, displaced Syrians and the war, according to his published reports and his communications with colleagues and editors.

“I’ve been here over a week and no one wants freelance because of the kidnappings. It’s pretty bad here,” he emailed another journalist.

 

Steven Sotloff, journalist ‘beheaded by Islamic State’, was determined to record Arab Spring’s human toll | ABC Radio Australia.

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