WaPo: After their release, Centanni and Wiig told reporters that they hoped that their experience would not scare other journalists from reporting on
August 26, 2006

WaPo:

After their release, Centanni and Wiig told reporters that they hoped that their experience would not scare other journalists from reporting on the Palestinians. After a brief news conference, they headed by van for the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, Fox News said.

The NY Times has a detailed account of what happened.

Two journalists kidnapped in Gaza were released unharmed today after being forced at gunpoint to say on a videotape that they had converted to Islam. The two journalists from Fox News — Steve Centanni, 60, an American reporter based in Washington, and Olaf Wiig, 36, a freelance cameraman from New Zealand — were held for 13 days in an abandoned garage in the Gaza Strip as hostages of a previously unknown group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades.

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