Latest IS hostage drama highlights change in group's propaganda technique

January 30, 2015 7:45 PM

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Latest IS hostage drama highlights change in group's propaganda technique

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, a passerby is silhouetted against a large TV screen broadcasting a news program in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, that purports to show a still photo of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh. Far from the high-tech, slickly edited videos involving beheaded Western hostages through which the group impressed supporters and terrorized opponents, recent messages purporting to be from Japanese hostage Kenji Goto have been through digitized, audio dispatches featuring either still photos or text. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This file image taken from an online video purportedly released by the Islamic State group's al-Furqan media arm on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, but lacks their logo, purports to show the group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages that the militants identify as Kenji Goto, left, and Haruna Yu...

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