New York Times four are released by Libyan authorities

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Four New York Times journalists have been released six days after they were taken into custody by the Libyan authorities.

The NYT reports that the four, including Briton Stephen Farrell, were today handed over to Turkish diplomats. They were taken as they reported on the battle for Ajdabiya.

Meanwhile  other journalists are missing or in custody in Libya including British reporter for AFP Dave Clark who has been missing for several days.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger today told Press Gazette about the intense behind the scenes lobbying which helped secure the release last week from Libya of Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad.

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