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Monday, April 18, 2011

Parents Of Reporter Captured In Libya Anxiously Wait For News

Freelance journalist Clare Gillis has gone missing while reporting in Libya. (Courtesy of Gillis family)

Freelance journalist Clare Gillis has gone missing while reporting in Libya. (Courtesy of Gillis family)

Clare Gillis is a freelance reporter who was captured with several other journalists while reporting on the  intense fighting outside of the key oil town of Brega, Libya, earlier this month.

Her parents, Robert and Jane Gillis of New Haven, Connecticut, say they’ve had no contact with their daughter and they suspect the Libyan government is holding her and the other journalists. We speak with Robert Gillis.


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