Three Journalists Released From Captivity In Libya

In the opening shot of our May/June magazine we made mention of four journalists that had been captured in Libya in early April: American reporters Clare Gillis and James Foley, Spanish photographer Manu Brabo, and South African photographer Anton Hammerl. Yesterday came the saddening news that Hammerl is believed to have been killed in Libya when the others were captured, and with it, the good news that Gillis, Foley, and Brabo are alive and have now been released.

Gillis and Foley crossed the border into Tunisia yesterday with Hungarian diplomats, while Brabo crossed with Spanish officials. Gillis has worked with The Atlantic and USA Today while Foley is a reporter for GlobalPost. You can read an account of their capture, captivity, and release at GlobalPost, here.

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