Rest in Peace, Kenji Goto. A journalist who fought for peace & was killed in war.

Kenji Goto, a freelance journalist, known for his dedicated reporting on the atrocities of war and humanitarian activities, was killed by the Islamic State (ISIS) circa February 1st, 2015 (Japan Standard Time). He wasn’t a war reporter; he was an anti-war reporter. He shared his knowledge with the world, educating others and learning from them as well. According to The Guardian: “Kenji tweeted about many things. But one tweet has captured... Read More

Mrs. Rinko Goto releases a statement on behalf of husband and missing pilot.

After the ISIS hostage deadline ended yesterday, the wife of Kenji Goto, made a statement today via a NGO, pleading for his life and the life of the Jordanian pilot who plays a critical role in the hostage negotiations. The Jordanians refuse to make a deal with ISIS, who hold both Goto and a beloved Jordanian pilot as hostages, until they have proof of life for the pilot. Kenji Goto, freelance journalist captured by ISIS. On Thursday 29th, at 1:30... Read More

The ISIS Crisis: Negotiations Stall as Jordan Demands ‘Proof of Life’

January 30th 3:45 am Tokyo, Japan Kenji Goto, freelance journalist captured by ISIS last October. The terrorist group is offering to possibly exchange him for the release of a female would-be suicide bomber but the deal has become increasingly complicated. As the deadline for the exchange of prisoners has now passed, the fate of Japanese reporter Kenji Goto, 47, believed to be held by ISIS, might be reaching a crucial stage. Thursday morning, a new... Read More

Reporters Without Borders urges Japanese government to rescue journalist

PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 22 JANUARY 2015 Reporters Without Borders calls on the Japanese government to do everything it can to obtain the release of Kenji Goto, a Japanese freelance journalist under threat of imminent execution by the Jihadi militant group Islamic State. In a video posted online on 20 January, IS demanded 200 million dollars in ransom for the release of Goto and Haruna Yukawa, another Japanese citizen, threatening to kill them if the... Read More

Japan’s MOFA threatens ISIS with “strong indignation” if (hypothetical) hostages executed

January 22nd, Last week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged $200 million in non-military assistance to support countries affected by the campaign against ISIS during an ongoing six-day Middle East tour. Today (January 20th Japan time), The Islamic State released a video threatening to kill two Japanese hostages, the journalist Kenji Goto, and another self-proclaimed mercenary, unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours. The hawkish... Read More