The World: The Missing Journalists

At least some of the 21 journalists,* of various nationalities, missing while on assignment in Cambodia, may still be alive. Last week CBS'S Walter Cronkite, who heads the Committee to Free Journalists Held in Southeast Asia, announced that "we believe they are held by the Khmer Rouge, the major insurgent group in Cambodia. They are kept on the move between prison compounds. Their exact identities are not known, nor is the state of their health." This new information partially corroborates previous intelligence reports that longhaired, bearded prisoners have been seen by Cambodian peasants near guerrilla hideouts along the South Vietnamese border.


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