Monday, March 21, 2011

New York Times journalists freed in Libya

New York (CNN) -- Four New York Times journalists who were reported captured by pro-government forces in Libya last week have been released, the newspaper reported Monday.

They are in the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, Turkey's ambassador to Libya, Levent Sahin Kaya, told CNN. The Times reported Monday that they were released into the custody of Turkish diplomats who were accompanying them out of Libya.

The newspaper identified the journalists as Anthony Shadid, its bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, and a two-time Pulitzer winner for foreign reporting; Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer who was kidnapped by the Taliban and rescued by British commandos in 2009; Tyler Hicks, a staffer who is based in Istanbul and has served as an embedded journalist in Afghanistan; and photographer Lynsey Addario, who has covered the Middle East and Africa.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

learned a lot