Members of the African Union met in the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Libya on Monday to try and secure a cease-fire in the conflict between forces of Moammar Gadhafi and rebels who have demanded he relinquish power. Reports say that rebels rejected the roadmap set forward by the Union delegates and that had been accepted by Gadhafi.
Getting reliable information out of any combat zone is difficult, but it's been especially tough in Libya. It's also proven to be a particularly dangerous region for journalists — a fact learned all to well last Tuesday when four reporters were captured in one of the key battle sites of Brega.
One of them was James Foley, a correspondent for the Boston-based Global Post. For days, nothing was known about the journalists' whereabouts. But last night, a report came that Foley, a native of New Hampshire, and two of the other journalists were being held in the capital city of Tripoli and were in good condition.
"Unfortunately we still — despite tremendous efforts — do not have a release date for them," said Global Post president Philip Balboni Monday on Radio Boston. "We're hoping that that will be soon. It seems likely that it will be soon, but we don't know."
- Philip Balboni, president and CEO, Global Post
This segment aired on April 11, 2011.