Six days after their disappearance, four New York Times Journalists have been released. Tyler Hicks, Lynsey Addario, Anthony Shadid, and Stephen Farrell, were safely released into the custody of Turkish diplomats on Monday.
Three more journalists, however, have gone missing. AFP journalists Dave Clark and Roberto Schmidt and Getty images photographer Joe Raedle have not been heard from since Saturday morning. The three had planned meetings with opponents of the Gadhafi regime, 22 miles from a city called Tobruk.
Meanwhile, four members of Al Jazeera’s reporting team, Ahmed Vall Ould Addin, Lotfi al-Messaoudi, Kamel Atalua and Ammar al-Hamdan, have been detained by pro-Gadhafi forces in Tripoli.
We hope for their safe and speedy return.
UPDATE (22 March 2011 – 9:00pm EDT): Raedle, Schmidt, and Clark have been released.