By: Jeremy W. Peters | New York Times
The New York Times said Wednesday that four of its journalists reporting on the conflict in Libya were missing.
Editors at the paper said they were last in contact with the journalists on Tuesday morning New York time. The paper said it had received second-hand reports that members of its reporting team on the ground in the port city of Ajdabiya had been swept up by Libyan government forces.
The paper’s executive editor, Bill Keller, said The Times had not been able to confirm that information.
“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,” Mr. 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.”