Mar 21, 2011

Four New York Times journalists released by Libya

Libya has released four New York Times journalists captured by pro-Gadhafi forces six days ago near the city of Ajdabiya. The four were handed over to the Turkish ambassador in Tripoli and are expected to be moved to Tunisia today.

From the Times:
The journalists are Anthony Shadid, The Times’s Beirut bureau chief, who has won two Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting; two photographers, Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario, who have extensive experience in war zones; and a reporter and videographer, Stephen Farrell, who in 2009 was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and was rescued by British commandos. 
The four journalists were found on Friday, but their situation became tenuous after the UN Security Council voted to implement a no-fly zone over Libya.

(photo found via the National Journal. pictured from left are Farrell, Hicks, Turkish ambassador Levent Sahinkaya, Addario, and Shadid)

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