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N.H. Reporter Held In Libya Contacts His Family

A reporter from New Hampshire who is held in Libya has been allowed to contact his mother. It's his first contact since being detained by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

James Foley was captured 20 days ago. He was covering the conflict for GlobalPost, an international news website based in Boston. When Foley called his mother this weekend, he told her he's "fine," that "he felt strong," and was "not injured."

"So I feel very relieved but still certainly have a lot of angst about how long it's going to be and what's going to be involved," said Diane Foley.

According to Human Rights Watch, Foley is one of 15 journalists currently held in Libya by Gadhafi loyalists.

The head of GlobalPost says Turkish diplomats are working on Foley's release. Turkey is one of the only countries with an embassy still operating in Libya.

This program aired on April 25, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Bianca Vázquez Toness Twitter Reporter
Bianca Vázquez Toness was formerly a report for WBUR.

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