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New England Journalist Gives Account Of Libya In Days Before Times Colleagues' Capture05:30
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Photojournalist Nicki Sobecki spent a few weeks in Libya documenting the fighting, until her boyfriend and three other New York Times journalists were captured by government military forces. In this photo taken by Sobecki, a fighter carries an RPG launcher on the road outside of Brega in Libya. (Nicki Sobecki/GlobalPost)
Photojournalist Nicki Sobecki spent a few weeks in Libya documenting the fighting, until her boyfriend and three other New York Times journalists were captured by government military forces. In this photo taken by Sobecki, a fighter carries an RPG launcher on the road outside of Brega in Libya. (Nicki Sobecki/GlobalPost)

The four New York Times journalists who were freed Monday by the Libyan government are giving a harrowing account of their six days in captivity.

Two of the journalists have Boston ties. Anthony Shadid is a former correspondent for the Boston Globe and Tyler Hicks is a veteran war photographer and graduate of Boston University's College of Communication.

Speaking to the Times from Tunisia on Monday night, Hicks said he'd been threatened with decapitation by members of the Libyan government's military forces.

Another journalist with local ties was with the Times' crew in Libya in the days before they were kidnapped. Photojournalist Nicki Sobecki, a 2008 graduate of Tufts University who has been freelancing in Libya for the online news organization GlobalPost, joined Morning Edition on Tuesday.

This program aired on March 22, 2011.

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