Canadian reported kidnapped in Somalia

Two journalists, a Canadian woman and an Australian man, have
reportedly been abducted in Somalia, the CBC says in a dispatch from
Reuters. They are believed to have been confronted by gunmen while
visiting camps for displaced civilians near Elasha.

The Canadian Press has reported that the Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout and the two others kidnapped in Somalia were not harmed.

According to the CP report, a Reporters Without Borders spokesperson said:

we have been able to glean is that the journalists – the Canadian, the
Australian and the Somali – are unharmed, they have their clothes,
they’re getting food regularly and they may even have access to
satellite TV.”

According to a Globe and Mail report, Lindhout was working for
French television while in Somalia, and had pitched her
freelance work to Canadian networks, including Global National. She has also written a weekly column for the Red Deer Advocate from Iraq.