Tuesday, January 17, 2006
[23.15 GMT] Al-Jazeera Airs Tape of American Journalist Hostage (Associated Press via Fox News, USA). "American journalist Jill Carroll will be killed unless the United States frees all female prisoners in Iraq, according to a videotape aired on Arab television [today]. The satellite network Al-Jazeera aired a silent 20-second-long videotape Tuesday night of Carroll, a freelance reporter with the Christian Science Monitor. In the tape, Carroll is shown sitting in front of a white background and speaking, but her voice is inaudible. Carroll looks pale and appears tired in the tape." Carroll's Family Responds to Kidnapping (ABC News, USA) , and across the networks.