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Old 03-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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AP - The New York Times says four of its journalists who were reported missing while covering the Libya conflict have been found. The Times reported on its website that the four were captured by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and will be released Friday.




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Islamic State group in Libya reportedly executes two Tunisian journalists
Jan. 8, 2015 ~ An official with the Tunisian Embassy in Washington, D.C., told UPI the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to verify the claim.
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Two journalists from Tunisia have reportedly been executed by an Islamic State group in Libya. IS posted a photo online Thursday showing the journalists, Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, walking with an armed man who was clad in camouflage with a scarf over his face. A statement posted to jihadist websites claimed IS had "applied the law of Allah" against the two reporters, who IS said were involved in fighting religion and spreading corruption.


Sofiane Chourabi, pictured in a photo dated June 29, 2014, and Nadhir Ktari have reportedly been executed by the Islamic State.

Chourabi, a host and producer of Tunisia's First TV, and Ktari, a photographer, disappeared in September 2014 while on assignment in Libya to report on the border region with Tunisia. They were abducted on Sept. 3 and released on Sept. 7 following the intervention of Tunisia's ambassador to Libya, but were abducted again the following day. Reporters Without Borders expressed concern about the two men shortly after their second abduction. "Like Chourabi and Ktari, many journalists have unfortunately been abducted in Libya since it descended into its current state of all-out security chaos. This is the latest in a grim series of acts of violence against media personnel," Barbara Neault, the group's bureau chief in Libya, said at the time.

Both First TV and the Tunisian government said they have not yet confirmed the deaths. "The journalists' execution have not yet been verified," Houssem Abbes, a First Secretary at the Embassy of Tunisia in Washington, D.C., told UPI. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he said, was working to verify the information and was "in touch with our embassy in Libya." The claimed execution of the journalists comes a day after three armed men launched a deadly attack against the office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12.

Islamic State in Libya claims it killed 2 Tunisian reporters - UPI.com
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Mexican police officers detained after journalist disappears
Jan. 8,`15 (UPI) --Moises Sanchez was abducted from his home.
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Thirteen police officers in Medellin, Mexico, have been detained in an investigation of the Jan. 2 kidnapping of a newspaper journalist. Gunmen abducted Moises Sanchez, a social activist known for his coverage of drug-related violence for a Medellin newspaper, from his home. Over 30 people, the town's entire police force, was questioned about the disappearance. Sanchez was threatened by the mayor, his brother Juan Carlos Sanchez claims, although Mayor Omar Cruz denies the accusation.


Municipal police officers patrol Guanajuato, Mexico.

The town is in Veracruz state in eastern Mexico, where three journalists have been killed since 2011. Mexico's National Commission on human rights said 97 journalists have been killed in the country since 2010, and prosecutors announced forensic tests are being conducted on a body found in a village near Medellin to learn if it is that of Sanchez.

Sanchez's disappearance comes after municipal officers in Guerrero state admitted handing over 43 kidnapped students to a drug gang which, it is believed, killed them. The case is an example of what is presumed to be widespread complicity in Mexico between police and drug gangs.

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