Agence France-Presse is covering
the abduction of two foreign journalists, their fixer, and driver in Somalia.
Australian Nigel Brennan and Canadian Amanda Lindhout, along with their
Somali support staff were kidnapped outside Mogadishu as they traveled to report on local
humanitarian aid camps.
We released an
alert urging their release yesterday. AFP quotes Africa Program Coordinator Tom Rhodes as saying, "Somalia continues to be the most dangerous place
for local and foreign journalists in Africa."
On the blogs today, War Is Boring has a post about the kidnapped journalists, as does Not Ready for my Burqua. The CNN Wire blog is also posting updates on the story
The Sri Lankan Web site Lanka
Business Online has coverage
of the indictment on terrorism charges of Sri Lankan journalist J.S.
Tissainayagam. CPJ released an alert yesterday condemning the