The Press: The Missing 23

As a news story, the war in Southeast Asia has lost much of its importance in recent years, but journalists have a compelling reason not to forget it. Twenty-three reporters and photographers are still missing in Indochina.

At a reunion last week of about 150 of their colleagues at Manhattan's International Center of Photography, officers of the American Committee to Free Journalists Held in Southeast Asia reported that a number of the newsmen may still be alive. They are thought to be in the hands of insurgent Khmers Rouges forces in Cambodia, where most of the 23 disappeared after the 1970 U.S....

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