03-16-2011, 02:37 PM #1
Four NY Times Journalists missing in Libya
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four New York Times journalists have disappeared while reporting on fighting in Libya, the newspaper said Wednesday. Editors at the newspaper said they last heard from the journalists on Tuesday as they were covering the retreat of rebels from the town of Ajdabiya. Libyan officials told the newspaper they are trying to locate the four, executive editor Bill Keller said in a statement. "We are grateful to the Libyan government for their assurance that if our journalists were captured they would be released promptly and unharmed," Keller said.
The missing journalists are Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid, the newspaper's Beirut bureau chief; Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer; and photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario.
"Their families and their colleagues at The Times are anxiously seeking information about their situation, and praying that they are safe," Keller said.
03-17-2011, 01:49 AM #2
Oh no!About the time we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Herbert Hoover
03-17-2011, 09:20 AM #3
Gonna be good reason to go in, if we have the appetite for it, should they be harmed or held. I hope.email me
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03-18-2011, 11:02 AM #4
Good News, they'll be returned today
TRIPOLI, Libya — Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were captured by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and will be released Friday, his son, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, told Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.
Like many Western journalists, the four had entered the rebel-controlled eastern region of Libya without visas over the Egyptian border to cover the insurrection against Colonel Qaddafi.
“They entered the country illegally and when the army, when they liberated the city of Ajdabiya from the terrorists and they found her, they arrest her because you know, foreigners in this place,” Mr. Qaddafi said, according to the transcript of the interview. “But then they were happy because they found out she is American, not European. And thanks to that, she will be free tomorrow.” Mr. Qaddafi was apparently referring to Lynsey Addario, an experienced war photographer, but Libyan government officials told the United States State Department on Thursday evening that all four would be released. The Libyan government allowed the journalists to call their families on Thursday evening. More at above link
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