The Libyan government held reporter James Foley and two of his colleagues for six weeks. The three were released about a week ago and since then , the 37-year-old Foley has had a chance to visit with his parents who live in Rochester.
Foley is a correspondent with Global Post, an online news service. He was covering the conflict in Libya soon after NATO airstrikes began. Foley was outside Brega, a hotly contested city on the Mediterranean Sea. Foley told NHPR’s Jon Greenberg, a rebel group had brought him and several other journalists into the desert when forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attacked.