Four Journalists Missing in Libya

Four of The New York Times’s reporters in Libya are missing, including Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid and Stephen Farrell, who was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2009 and rescued by British commandos. Lynsey Addario, a prize-winning war photographer who shot Newsweek's recent cover on George Clooney and has covered Afghanistan and the Middle East for more than a decade, is also missing. Editors last made contact with the reporters Tuesday morning, and secondhand reports say they were picked up by pro-government forces in Ajdabiya. “We have talked with officials of the Libyan government in Tripoli, and they tell us they are attempting to ascertain the whereabouts of our journalists,” New York Times editor Bill Keller said. “We are grateful to the Libyan government for their assurance that if our journalists were captured, they would be released promptly and unharmed.”