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IRE Radio Podcast | The Journalists and the Death Squad

On this episode, reporter A.C. Thompson discusses his investigation into the deaths of five Vietnamese-American journalists between 1981 and 1990. Officials seemed to think that an anti-Communist group called the Front had been behind the slayings, but law enforcement agencies never charged anyone and the cases went cold. Thompson reopened the investigation for ProPublica and Frontline, tracking down former members of the Front to try and find out who silenced the press more than 30 years ago. 

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Aaron Pellish reported this episode. Daniela Vidal introduced the episode. IRE Web Editor Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast.



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