GlobalPost: Missing Reporter Located In Libya

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A correspondent for a Boston-based Internet news organization, taken prisoner in Libya, has reportedly been located, and is expected to be released.

GlobalPost spokesman Rick Byrne said according to Libyan officials journalist James Foley, who is from Rochester, N.H., and three other journalists, are expected to be taken to Tripoli and then freed.

"I must say that we cannot and haven't independently confirmed these reports, but they do leave us optimistic that a potential release is closer at hand," Byrne said.

GlobalPost editor Thomas Mucha said Foley and the three other journalists were taken captive by pro-Gaddafi forces.

"There is a blueprint that has happened here and we're hoping that the outcome for Mr. Foley is the same as the New York Times reporters," Mucha said.

Human Rights Watch said the journalists were taken captive Tuesday while reporting on the outskirts of Brega.

The State Department as well as Human Rights Watch are working with GlobalPost to help secure Foley's release.

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