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Sotloff 'wanted to give voice to those who had none'

4 September 2014 Last updated at 07:05 BST

The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff have spoken publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by militants.

They said that the reporter gave his life to covering the suffering of people in war zones, but was "no hero".

Speaking at a press conference in Florida, Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi said that Steven "wanted to give voice to those who had none".

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