The Missing NYT Reporters

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Their newspaper reported their disappearance as such:

The missing journalists are Anthony Shadid, the Beirut bureau chief and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for foreign reporting; Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer who was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2009 and rescued by British commandos; and two photographers, Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario, who have worked extensively in the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Keller said there was some speculation that they had been detained at a government checkpoint between Ajdabiya and Benghazi, a rebel stronghold in eastern Libya. If that is the case, he said, they would eventually be taken to Tripoli. “Beyond that, we’re still pretty much in the dark,” he added.

Here is a the last known photo of Addario and Hicks, seen fleeing a battle with a number of other journalists. Holly Pickett, also in the photo, spoke with MSNBC about the dramatic scene:

Pickett said it was the most chaotic, intense situation she has ever been in. “Bullets were whizzing past us. You could see the dust stirring on the ground from bullets zipping past our legs. I’ve never taken this much fire before,” she said. At the end of the day, opposition forces were in a full-scale retreat.

Babak Dehghanpisheh, a friend of the missing journalists, shares his thoughts.

(Image: A combination made from photos provided by the New York Times and an Associated Press file photo shows New York Times journalists, from left, photographer Lynsey Addario, reporter Stephen Farrell, photographer Tyler Hicks, and Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid. The four journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, and the newspaper held out hope that they were alive and in the custody of the Libyan government.)

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