Topic: Anton Hammerl
The parents of James Foley, age 39, who was kidnapped Syria while on assignment as a videographer for Agence France-Press have had no news of their son in six weeks. In 2012, 28 journalists were killed in Syria.
Condolences to Anton Hammerl's family, who waited 44 days to find out that the South African photographer had been shot dead on Libya's frontlines; frustration at the South African government's silent acceptance of the Qaddafi government's lies; and a reassessment of what it takes to do this job and stay alive.
A total of five Western journalists regained their freedom on Wednesday. Four that were held by the Libyan government, including Americans James Foley and Clare Gillis, made their way to a Tripoli hotel.