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Esteemed 60 Minutes journalist Tara Brown is currently being detained in Lebanon with her crew.

Tara is in Lebanon filming a story about the recovery of two Australian children who were taken there by their Lebanese father.

Tara, her producer Steven Rice and two camera operators were detained overnight in Beirut.

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop confirmed the government was seeking information on the incident.

“I confirm that DFAT has been in contact with Channel 9 with regard to reports that an Australian TV crew has been detained in Lebanon,” she said.

“We are urgently seeking to confirm the crew’s whereabouts and welfare, and have offered all appropriate consular assistance”.

The children at the centre of the story Tara is covering are Lahala, 5, and Noah, 2, who were taken to Lebanon for a holiday by their father, who has since refused to return them home to their mother Sally Faulkner in Brisbane.

60 Minutes executive producer Kirsty Thompson said the team was working with authorities to resolve the situation.

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  1. Praying for a safe return home for all concerned.

  2. Hope they are home soon and that they are safe

  3. Hopes and prayers not just for the truth of the story, but that the film crew is safe, and being looked after and will be home to their loved ones soon.

  4. I am praying for you all and that you are safely returned home

  5. Just doing their jobs – the only reason they have for being there. Do hope this all turns out ok Awful for their families.

  6. Wishing Tara and the crew every success in their endeavour, as well as a safe journey back home. God bless.

  7. She’s my favourite reporter. Praying for a safe return for all of them.

  8. She’s my favourite reporter. Praying for a safe return for all of them.

  9. Thinking of you all our very best wishes for yr safe return and another good result

  10. This unfortunately is one of the risks news crews take when covering stories like these, particularly in countries such as Lebanon. I sincerely hope they are all well and are released soon.

  11. These journalists along with their crews really show great courage in the current climate reporting from the world’s trouble spots. Hopefully common sense will prevail and they will return home safely. Thoughts with them all 😔

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