Reports say the Somalian kidnappers of several journalists, including Canadian Amanda Lindhout, want a ransom of about $2.5-million for Lindhout’s release. A CanWest story said the freelance Alberta journalist Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan “and their Somali fixer” (whose name is???) were abducted August 23 on a road between Mogadishu and Afgoye. The link to the International Federation of Journalists statement on their kidnapping is here.

Reports say the Somalian kidnappers of several journalists, including Canadian Amanda Lindhout, want a ransom of about $2.5-million for Lindhout’s release. A CanWest story said the freelance Alberta journalist Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan “and their Somali fixer” (whose name is???) were abducted August 23 on a road between Mogadishu and Afgoye. The link to the International Federation of Journalists statement on their kidnapping is here.

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