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2010 Nieman Fellows Jeff Howe and Gary Knight have teamed up to produce “Murder on the Mekong,” a new Atavist e-book that takes a close look at a series of mysterious murders in the Golden Triangle in 2011. With reporting by Howe and photos by Knight, the e-book examines the killings of 13 Chinese merchant mariners on the Mekong River in October 2011. Chinese officials were quick to blame a river pirate for the crimes – a man viewed alternately as a local Robin Hood and terrorist. With a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Howe traveled to the scene of the crime to try to determine what happened and why the story captured the attention of so many in East Asia.

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