‘Christian Science Monitor’ Creates Web Page for Latest Info on Carroll

By: Joe Strupp

The Christian Science Monitor, which reports no new developments in the search for abducted Baghdad reporter Jill Carroll, has created a special update page on its Web site where news on her search will be posted, editors said.

Carroll, a 28-year-old Monitor freelancer, was abducted in Baghdad on Jan. 7 during an altercation in which her translator was killed. Search efforts, which have included U.S. and Iraqi officials, as well as two Monitor reporters in Baghdad, continue. But editors have no indication of her whereabouts and no word on who might have kidnapped her.

The update page includes links to several stories about Carroll and background on her career and experience.

“Vigorous efforts are under way on many fronts — by the Monitor, many media organizations, and government forces in Iraq — to locate and secure the release of Jill Carroll, the freelance reporter kidnapped January 7 in Baghdad while on assignment for the Monitor. No one has yet claimed responsibility for her kidnapping,” the page states. “We will post any new information on this site.”

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