Two American journalists held in Libya for two weeks without word

April 18, 2011
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GlobalPost / Chicago Tribune
James Foley, a correspondent for GlobalPost, and Clare Morgana Gillis, a journalist working for The Atlantic and USA Today, were in a group captured by Gadafi’s military on April 5 near Brega, an oil town in the eastern part of the country. They haven’t been heard from since. “When the four New York Times journalists were held, they were released in four days,” Peter Pedraza, a friend of Foley’s, told the Chicago Tribune in a story about a vigil for Foley. “We’re going on two weeks, so it’s cause for concern.” || Read some of Foley’s Libya coverage for GlobalPost, and Gillis’ coverage for The Atlantic. || Also missing: Human Rights watch says nine foreign and six Libyan journalists have been detained or are missing. Violence: Committee to Protect Journalists is tracking violence against journalists in Libya.