Diplomats In Libya Wait For Boston Reporter In Tripoli

BOSTON (AP) – Diplomats in Libya are waiting for confirmation of a GlobalPost reporter’s arrival in Tripoli after being detained by Libyan authorities earlier this week.

The Boston-based international news website reported Sunday there has been no direct communication with James Foley, an American, and three other foreign journalists. The Turkish embassy in Tripoli said it is in talks with Libyan authorities. A Turkish official said he hoped to have good news soon.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe spoke with Foley’s mother.

The Boston-based GlobalPost said Friday that Foley had been located.

On Sunday morning a group of foreign journalists reporting from Tripoli were taken by government minders, apparently to meet the four journalists. The trip was canceled with no explanation.

Also detained were Clare Morgana Gillis, an American who has written for the Atlantic Monthly and USA Today; Manu Brabo, a Spanish photographer; and Anton Hammerl, a South African photographer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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