Lindhout/Brennan kidnapping anniversary

(This post updated Aug. 22)

It’s nearly a year since Canadian Amanda Lindhout and Australian Nigel Brennan were kidnapped in Somalia.

The families of the freelance journalists released a statement asking for continued privacy. Previously this summer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Canada and Australia should do more to help free them. Reporters Without Borders is “worried.”

A story in the paper for which Lindhout wrote is here. A blog for Lindhout is here.

Canadian Press interviewed Foreign Affairs spokesman Rodney Moore, and reported “the federal government continues to pursue all “appropriate channels” in the case. Excerpt of CP story quoting him:

“We will not comment or release any information which may compromise these efforts and jeopardize the safety of a Canadian or other citizen … Good judgement and caution are called for in reporting on a situation where lives may be at risk.”

Bill Clinton, where are you?