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Mar

New York Times Journalists Freed In Libya 

To the Staff:

We’re overjoyed to report that our four journalists missing in Libya  since Tuesday morning are free and have arrived safely in Tunisia. The  Libyan government informed us through various channels Thursday  afternoon that Anthony, Tyler, Lynsey and Steve were in Tripoli, in the  custody of the Libyan authorities, and would be freed soon. The four  were allowed to speak to their families by phone Thursday night. Because  of the volatile situation in Libya, we’ve kept our enthusiasm and  comments in check until they were out of the country, but now feels like  a moment for celebration. And before long we’ll all know the details of  their experience.

We’re particularly indebted to the Government of Turkey, which  intervened on our behalf to oversee the release of our journalists and  bring them to Tunisia. We were also assisted throughout the week by  diplomats from the United States and United Kingdom.

New York Times Journalists Freed In Libya

To the Staff:

We’re overjoyed to report that our four journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday morning are free and have arrived safely in Tunisia. The Libyan government informed us through various channels Thursday afternoon that Anthony, Tyler, Lynsey and Steve were in Tripoli, in the custody of the Libyan authorities, and would be freed soon. The four were allowed to speak to their families by phone Thursday night. Because of the volatile situation in Libya, we’ve kept our enthusiasm and comments in check until they were out of the country, but now feels like a moment for celebration. And before long we’ll all know the details of their experience.

We’re particularly indebted to the Government of Turkey, which intervened on our behalf to oversee the release of our journalists and bring them to Tunisia. We were also assisted throughout the week by diplomats from the United States and United Kingdom.

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