Following the call, SBS issued a statement saying "we are reassured as to her well-being and to the fact that she is not being held as a hostage."
Fears that Baranowska had been kidnapped were sparked yesterday when a spokesman for local Taliban guerillas said that they had captured a foreign woman and an Afghan man. Baranowska had not been heard from since she left the southern city of Kandahar on Monday morning, along with her Afghan assistant and their driver. Another Taliban spokesman said that Baranowska was not being held, according to Reuters.
For more information about Carmela Baranowska, see yesterday's CPJ alert.