MILWAUKEE - One of four journalists being held by the Libyan government is reported to be Marquette University graduate James Foley. He has been reporting for the online news organization GlobalPost-dot-com.

He and three others were taken prisoner last Tuesday and are reportedly being held in Tripoli. GlobalPost says the Turkish government is helping it get information on Foley and is serving as an intermediary.

Reporters with Wisconsin connections have been detained in that country previously. Libyan government forces took four New York Times reports into custody last month and held them for nearly a week. Two were graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.