New York, August 22, 2011--Tracey
Shelton, a freelance Australian journalist, was brutally attacked in her hotel room in Benghazi, Libya, on August 11, the Committee to Protect Journalists
said today. Two armed men wearing military fatigues broke into Shelton's room at the
Africa Hotel, tied her up, beat her, and attempted to kidnap her. The
journalist escaped by jumping to a neighboring balcony.