New York Times confirms Libyan driver was killed when its 4 journalists were captured last year

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The fate of Mohamed Shaglouf, who was driving Stephen Farrell, Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks as they covered the Libyan uprising, was unknown when the Times journalists were captured at a checkpoint in March. But the Times told the Committee to Protect Journalists on Nov. 7 that the Libyan driver had been killed. Shadid also said in a December interview on "Fresh Air" that Shaglouf had been killed, reports Photo District News. || Related: What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries (Poynter.org) | Number of journalists imprisoned around the world reaches 20-year high (Committee to Protect Journalists)

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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