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July 13th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

CNN reporter caught in firefight

Libyan rebels lose, then retake village during dramatic five-hour firefight. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

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Filed under: Ben Wedeman • Libya
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  1. J R Brown

    Is it just me or did it sound like they would have just left the female photographer if she hadn't been screaming "Wait! Wait!"...? She had to run along side the car to get them to stop and then get in...

    Nice to see someone's true colors showing....they'd have left her if she didn't have a video camera to film them driving off.......

    May 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  2. Kurt Spehr

    I am the appointee of Tribal Leader Benny Wenda of West Papua living in exile in Oxford U.K. It is time for CNN to be the first news media agency broadcasting the truth of genocide in West Papua. Just access the videos on Kurt Spehr facebook wall! You'll find evidence of torture, beatings, witness report on rapes, and U.K. and Australian and New Zealand media reports on a 45 year ongoing silent genocide going on today behind the "bamboo curtain."

    April 30, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  3. Kurt Spehr

    Go to Kurt Spehr facebook page to obtain You Tube video of West Papuan torture videos one of which was broadcasted by CNN India! Why are Indians in India seeing this international news before U.S. citizens that are suppose to have a censor free media?

    April 30, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  4. Kurt Spehr

    West Papuans have never given up their claim of self government from the Netherlands granted by the Dutch U.N. trusteeship! So how did we get to the "Act of No Choice" in 1969? Yale University has published a well researched document that claims the Act was orchestrated by holding West Papuan's selected by the Indonesian military and threatened with death if they failed to vote for Indonesian government! This indeed is not "free choice!" Why did the wording selected by the U.N. have to say "free choice?" Its because witnesses to what happened have testified there was no free choice. But the 1961 transfer of government to the West Papua Council preceded the U.N.'s sham of West Papuans forced choice at gunpoint! There have been massive demonstrations for freedom against Indonesia in Jayapura and in Australia by West Papuans for freedom and independence from Indonesia. That is why Indonesia allowed 4 reporters in Jakarta last week to have acid thrown on them by an Indonesian military man!

    April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  5. Kurt Spehr

    Why is Wolf Blitzer on CNN silent about the 45 year genocide in West Papua New Guinea? Why is the U.S. sending 35 F-16's and 12 Apache helicopters to West Papua to help kill the already terribly suffering West Papuan native people? Doesn't this violate the "Leahy Act?" I mean their is evidence on You Tube of 3 tortures of West Papuan civilians as an example of Indonesian Democracy touted by President Obama on his last visit! His Indonesian side is showing more than his U.S. independence side!

    April 30, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  6. Joe B

    Advice to journalists : Stay out of war zones

    March 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  7. RM Upul Ranjith Rajakaruna

    I like joint your programm. I'm Sri Lanka I want to help.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  8. slong

    firefight lol welcome to the war zero

    August 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm |

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