Published May 11, 2011
A screengrab of James Foley reporting from Libya. (Courtesy GlobalPost)
It’s Day 36 for four journalists detained in Tripoli, Libya. And for the first time, the two American journalists were able to receive a visitor — an intermediary who said they are in good health.
James Foley, of New Hampshire, was one of the reporters who was arrested in Libya on April 5 by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi while covering the conflict near the eastern town of Brega. He’s a correspondent for the Boston-based news agency GlobalPost.
GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni told WBUR that a diplomat was able to meet with Foley and fellow captive Clare Morgana Gillis, a Harvard graduate who has written for USA Today and The Atlantic.
“I can’t imagine that there’s any stone that’s been left unturned here to try to get them home, and we do hope that they will be home soon,” Balboni said.
The two are in good health, according to a GlobalPost report, and Balboni said the indications are that they will be released soon.
Published May 11, 2011
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