Guardians of Truth
Shirley and Art Sotloff, along with other journalists' parents, and news professionals such as the Committee to Protect Journalists, speaking powerfully about the importance of saving the lives of journalists who travel to risk their lives to bring us the truth. No politics. Just freedom of speech and letting the world know what is going on in conflict-torn countries.
David Bradley, CEO of Atlantic Media, including The Atlantic, presents award for Steven Sotloff in memoriam at America Abroad Media (AAM) event in Washington DC, November 2016. Mr. Bradley played an integral role in attempts to rescue Steven and other hostages.
Shirley Sotloff accepts award from America Abroad Media (AAM) posthumously for Steven at the AAM event in Washington DC, November 2016. She speaks of Steven's life, his role in introducing ISIS to the world, and David Bradley's role as the "Schindler" of Steven and other hostages.
Christiane Amanpour, and other media giants, speak out about the need for journalist safety guidelines as Steven Sotloff 2LIVES Foundation attends UNESCO Paris conference for signing of first ever Global Journalist Safety Initiative.
Grammy Award winner Dave Matthews dedicates his song "Mercy" to Steven Sotloff.
A Memorial Ceremony is held for International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Alumni Steven Sotloff in Israel, attended by the most distinguished guests in Israel and abroad.
The first University of Miami Steven Sotloff Memorial Journalism Scholarship is presented to sophomore journalism major Carlen Dickerson live at a 2015 Miami Dolphins Game. This scholarship presentation has become an annual event at the Miami Dolphins game.
Art and Shirley Sotloff light the first Chanukkah candle of 2014 and speak about their son publicly for the first time since his death at Rabbi Yossi Harlig's Chabad of Kendall and Pinecrest, Miami.
Steven Sotloff Art Memorial by American artist Tracy Ellyn is unveiled at opening in presence of Sotloff family. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it was presented to them at Greenspoon Marder just one day after his birthday and several days after President Obama toasted in Steven's honor at the Annual White House Correspondents Dinner.
Art and Shirley Sotloff speak a year later to Breanna Browning about continuing Steven's legacy with journalism scholarships to deserving college students.
BBC News. Alexanda Kotey: ISIS 'Beatle' Sentenced to Life in US for Murders in Syria. April 29, 2022.
The Miami Herald. FL Sotloff Family Reacts to Guilty Verdict of ISIS Militant. April 15, 2022.
The Washington Post. British ISIS Militant Guilty in Kidnapping and Murder of Hostages. April 14, 2022.
The Washington Post. Hostages Have Offered Searing Testimony About Their Captivity/ A Harrowing Account of Life and Death in ISIS Captivity. April 14, 2022.
AP News. Prosecution: Briton Was 1 of 3 'Beatles' Hostage-Takers. April 13, 2022.
Casetext.com. United States v. Elsheikh, Criminal 1:20-cr-239 - Casetext. April 12, 2022.
ABC News. Accused ISIS 'Beatle,' on Trial for Brutal Kidnappings, Faces Mothers of American Victims. April 6, 2022.
NBC News. ISIS Beatle Goes on Trial in Terrorist Group's Torture and Murder of Americans. March 30, 2022.
NPR. A Man Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Beheadings of U.S. Hostages. September 2, 2021.
The Times of Israel. Journalists and Aid Workers: Two ISIS Terrorists Will Go on Trial for the Killings. October 8, 2020.
Department of Justice. ISIS Militants Charged With Deaths of Americans in Syria. October 7, 2020.
The Hill. Justice Indicts Two Members of ISIS Beatles Cell. October 7, 2020.
NPR. DOJ to Charge Suspected 'Beatles' ISIS Militants. October 6, 2020.
Daily Mail, UK. ISIS Beatles CAN Face Trial in America. Terror Suspect's Mother Loses High Court Bid. September 24, 2020.
The Atlantic. The Families of ISIS's Victims Are Asking for Justice. August 4, 2020.
WPLG/Channel 10. Jewish Museum of Florida Reveals Exhibit Honoring Work of Steven Sotloff. February 20, 2020.
WPLG /Channel 10. Parents of Steven Sotloff React to Death of Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. November 1, 2019.
BBC.com. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: What We Know About the US Raid. October 31, 2019.
Pentagon/YouTube. Pentagon Releases Footage of Raid on al-Baghdadi. October 30, 2019.
The Jerusalem Post. Parents of Slain Journalist Thank Trump, Soldiers for Eliminating Baghdadi. October 29, 2019.
CNN.com. ISIS Leader Baghdadi's Death: More Details Emerge from US Raid - CNN Politics. October 29, 2019.
Al Jazeera. World Reacts to Death of ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. October 29, 2019.
CNN. Trump Says ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is Dead. October 28, 2019.
CBS News. Al-Bhagdadi. Families of Americans Killed by ISIS Respond to al-Bhagdadi's Death. October 28, 2019.
The White House. Statement from The President on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. October 27, 2019.
The New York Times. ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi is Dead, Trump Says. October 27, 2019.
The Miami Herald/El Miami Herald. Senadores de Florida: Muerte de Lider del Estado Islamico es un Gran Golpe al Terrorismo. October 27, 2019.
WPLG Channel 10. Statement by Parents of Steven Sotloff on Death of ISIS Leader. October 27, 2019.
Washington Post. Britain Reconsiders Prosecuting ISIS Fighters Known as The Beatles. October 22, 2019.
USA Today. UK Islamic State "Beatles" Should Be Tried in the West, Families Say. February 9, 2019.
Forbes. Evidence Sharing Will Be Key in Prosecuting Fighters Returning From Islamic State. January 24, 2019.
The Miami Herald. Father's Safety Training Keeps Alive Legacy of Miami Journalist Slain by ISIS. August 6 and 8, 2018.
University of Miami. Program Provides Training to Journalists and Researchers. August 3, 2018.
NPR/WLRN. Journalists Receive Conflict Training in Name of Miami Reporter Killed by ISIS. July 26, 2018.
The Atlantic. ISIS is Shaking Britain's Anti-Death Penalty Resolve. July 24, 2018.
Bloomberg. British Jihadis Dubbed 'Beatles' Could Face Death Penalty in U.S. July 23, 2018.
The New York Times. Justice for Our Children Killed by ISIS. Op-Ed. February 20, 2018.
Newsweek. FBI, U.S. Special Forces Search for American Hostages Executed by ISIS. Cristina Maza. February 14, 2018.
USA Today. UK Islamic State "Beatles" Should Be Tried in the West, Families Say. February 9, 2019.
CNN. How to Seek Justice, For Journalists and For All. November 16, 2017.
CBS News. Parents of Journalist Killed by ISIS Speak to 60 Minutes. Lesley Stahl. January 6, 2017.
CBS News. Preview: The Hostage Policy. Lesley Stahl. January 6, 2017.
America Abroad Media. 2016 Awards Dinner/AAM Honors Outstanding Leaders. November 15, 2016.
The Washington Diplomat. AAM Awards Dinner Honors Middle East Freedom Pioneers. Anna Gawal. November 15, 2016
CNN. Route of ISIS in Syria May Open Door to Search for Hostage Remains. Barbara Starr. October 25, 2016.
The Media Line. Press and Policy Student Program/Steven Sotloff Scholarship. Felice Friedson. September 30, 2016.
Christian Science Monitor. 'The Terror Years' Attempts to Explain the Post 9/11 World. August 23, 2016.
CNN. Parents of Slain U.S. Hostages Plead to Bring Austin Tice Home. June 22, 2016.
McClatchy D.C. 4 Hostage Families Make a Plea: Bring Home Austin Tice. June 22, 2016.
The Miami Herald. With Obama's Era Ending, Families Plead for Urgency on Austin Tice. June 22, 2016.
ABC News. University of Miami Awards Journalism Scholarship in Honor of Steven Sotloff. June 15, 2016.
The Orlando Sentinel. World Press Freedom Day. May 3, 2016.
Kimball Union Academy. Kimball Union Receives $50,000 Grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation in Honor of Steven Sotloff. January 20, 2016.
United States Senate, Office of Senator Marco Rubio, Washington, D.C. Rubio Comments on the ISIS-Confirmed Death of 'Jihadi John,' Responsible for the Death of Florida's Steven Sotloff. January 19, 2016
CBS News. ISIS Acknowledges Death of 'Jihadi John.' January 19, 2016.
ABC News. ISIS Confirms Death of Jihadi John in U.S. Airstrike. Julia Jacobo. January 19, 2016.
Chicago Tribune. Islamic State Acknowledges Death of 'Jihadi John' in Magazine. January 19, 2016.
The Sun Sentinel. Parents of Slain Journalist Steven Sotloff Present UM Student with Scholarship. December 7, 2015.
The Miami Herald. UM Journalism Student Scores Steven Sotloff Scholarship. December 4, 2015.
University of Central Florida Nicholson News. Visit frolm Steven Sotloff's Parents Highlights a Bright Light, and Journalism's Impact. December 1, 2015.
Knight News. A Knight to Remember: UCF Students Remember Journalist Steven Sotloff After Sit-Down with HIs Parents. November 24, 2015.
Knight News. The Life and Light of Steven Sotloff. November 16, 2015.
New York Daily News. Steven Sotloff's Sister Wishes Jihadi John Had More Gruesome Death. November 13, 2015.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Journalism Scholarship Established in Memory of Steven Sotloff. September 29, 2015.
The Daily Mail. Grieving Parents of American Journalist Steven Sotloff Who Was Beheaded by an ISIS Jihadi Speak of Their Pain Since His Death and Their Anger at the Obama Administration. Belinda Robinson. August 30, 2015.
Jewish Political News and Updates. Painting Honors Jewish Journalist Slain by ISIS Last Year. May 27, 2015.
Art Blog Miami. Steven Sotloff Memorial to Be Unveiled. May 1, 2015.
The White House. Remarks by the President on World Press Freedom Day. May 1, 2015.
Committee to Protect Journalists. Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines. March 17, 2015.
The Forward. Forward 50 of 2014. December 2014.
Huffington Post. An Important MessageFrom Journalist Steven Sotloff's Letters: How Do We Live Our Second Life? Allison Carmen. September 19, 2014.
The New Yorker. Inside the Failed Raid to Save Foley and Sotloff. Nicholas Schmidle. September 5, 2014.
Time Magazine. Murdered Journalist Sought to Give Voice to Voiceless. Aryn Baker. September 3, 2014.
CNN. Friends of Steven Sotloff Speak Admiringly of His Talent, Passion. Brian Stelter, AnneClaire Stapleton. September 3, 2014.
Time Magazine. Read Steven Sotloff's Reporting for Time. September 2, 2014.