From the Family of Holli Chmela

CPJ is concerned for the safety of two American journalists, Holli Chmela, 27, and Taylor Luck, 23, who are reported missing in Lebanon. The Chmela family issued the following statement tonight. 


We are hoping and praying for the safe return of our children, Taylor Luck and Holli Chmela. We wish to thank the State Department and FBI in Washington and our U.S. embassies in Beirut, Damascus and Amman for their extraordinary efforts on their behalf. We also want to thank the Jordan Times and The New York Times for their invaluable assistance. We are looking forward to a happy result.

For additional information, we recommend contacting the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

Thank you.