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August 24, 2011
Rixos hotel journalists freed: An awesome end to a scary story that could’ve proven tragic. Great news!

Rixos hotel journalists freed: An awesome end to a scary story that could’ve proven tragic. Great news!

11:19 // 2 years ago

What a sad little sign: It may say the word “TV” on it, but the hand-scrawled sign that the journalists put up in this video really says so much more — for example, “we’re desperate,” “let us out,” “we didn’t sign up for this,” “I want to see my family,” “this is unfair treatment,” and “we hope to get out of this alive.” Never have two letters said so much. source

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10:16 // 2 years ago
We are not being allowed to leave. We want to leave. We are obviously in a very fragile position.
CNN reporter Matthew Chance • On the situation in the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, where roughly 30 journalists have been stuck for a number of days — unable to leave the luxury hotel due to Gaddafi loyalists blocking their departure. The journalists, who have been wearing bulletproof vests and helmets during the day (and sleeping in hallways, so as not to get hit by shards of glass from fighting), have been relegated to finding random foods inside cabinets. They have enough to last a few more days; but after that … These guys need your thoughts. These are the people that make this coverage possible. Let’s get them home safe. Somehow. source (viafollow)
9:55 // 2 years ago
August 23, 2011

mpowers123 says: A twitter user [@alphaleah] has posted a list of the reporters stuck in the Rixos hotel. Can Shortformblog keep us posted on the situation these reporters face as events in Libya continue? Thanks for the top notch Libya coverage! "List of reporters in the #Rixos Hotel > @jomanacnn @missy_ryan @mchancecnn @matthewwprice @anniephr @jnyhutton"

» SFB says: We’ll definitely keep an eye on this — many of these folks are already in our list for Tripoli. The situation, as you might guess, does not sound like very much fun. Remember, these journalists are having to go through a lot to bring you the news. — Ernie @ SFB

0:27 // 2 years ago