March 31st, 2011
11:44 AM ET

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen Reporting from Aid Boat in Eastern Libya

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen on boat taking medical aid to Misrata. Getting rare access to area under heavy fire by Gadhafi forces.

Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom
March 31st, 2011
10:58 AM ET

Rep. Rogers (R-MI) on U.S. role with Libyan opposition: 'We wouldn't know who we're arming'

On "American Morning," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says he would be cautious about arming rebels right now.

Rep. Rogers talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the White House briefings on Wednesday and the latest out of Libya, amidst news of CIA presence in the North African nation and reports that the U.S. is arming Libyan rebels.

Topics: CNN
March 31st, 2011
10:33 AM ET

CNN gets rare view inside Misrata's war zone (discretion advised)

International Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen was one of very few journalists to get inside the Libyan besieged city of Misrata on Wednesday.  Misrata has witnessed some of the fiercest fighting between Gadhafi’s troops and opposition forces, and came under heavy attack yesterday, with further civilian casualties. (The video contains graphic content)


March 31st, 2011
09:09 AM ET

AC360: State TV slams alleged rape victim

Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) reports on how Eman al-Obeidy is being portrayed on Libyan state television.

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • CNN
March 31st, 2011
09:00 AM ET

CNN's coverage of Libya

CNN continues to cover the ongoing conflict in Libya and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa. Here is a country-by-country breakdown featuring the latest developments.

CNN journalists covering the story:
Nic Robertson is in Tripoli, Libya (@nicrobertsonCNN)

Ben Wedeman is in eastern Libya (@benCNN)
Reza Sayah is in Libya (@sayahCNN)

Ivan Watson (@ivanCNN) is in Cairo

Hala Gorani (@halagorani) is in Amman, Jordan

Mohammed Jamjoom
(@jamjoomcnn) is in Abu Dhabi
Diana Magnay (@dimagnayCNN) is
at the Naples NATO naval command
Atika Shubert (@atika_cnn) is  in London
Rima Maktabi (@rimamaktabi) contributes across all networks from Atlanta

Topics: Breaking News • CNN
March 31st, 2011
08:54 AM ET

In the Arena: Libyan opposition has less than 1,000 fighters

During "In the Arena," Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer for The New Yorker reporting from Benghazi, Libya, tells Eliot Spitzer that the number of opposition fighters on the front lines are fewer than anyone would think and that they are poorly armed and badly trained. Anderson says, "Effective number of fighting men, well under 1,000. Actual soldiers, who are now in the fight, possibly in the very low hundreds on the opposition side."
For the full transcript, visit

Topics: CNN
MTN extends its commercial partnership with CNN
Marketplace Africa
March 31st, 2011
07:22 AM ET

MTN extends its commercial partnership with CNN

Exclusive cross-platform advertising campaign around CNN’s ‘Marketplace Africa’ launches this month

Africa’s leading telecommunications Company MTN extends its commercial partnership with CNN International this month.

MTN’s new  cross-platform advertising campaign – built around the network's flagship Africa focused  business programme ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’, launches this month. This proximity to a programme which focuses on business at the crossroads of where Africa and the global marketplace converge, offers MTN a high profile platform to showcase its support of African and emerging market commerce,

MTN's multimedia  campaign around the 15-minute weekly programme enables the brand to communicate with CNN’s audience of global  investors, business decision makers and c-Suite executives  through  on-air  advertising around the show, the exclusive sponsorship of Marketplace Africa Face Time vignettes and exclusive brand presence within the show’s web section, The section, features daily updated news and figures from the region’s markets. The campaign will play out in front of CNN’s upscale audiences across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. FULL POST

March 31st, 2011
06:57 AM ET

Jaeger-LeCoultre launches new segment sponsorship on CNN

Swiss fine watch-making brand sponsors “The Revealer” within “Backstory”

Luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre launches a sponsorship around new fortnightly segment "The Revealer" within CNN’s prime time show, ”Backstory", beginning March 24th. The sponsorship positions Jaeger-LeCoultre in front of CNN's upscale online and television audiences across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US. The campaign coincides with the 80th anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre's iconic swivel watch with two faces, the "Reverso".    

"The Revealer” segment takes the ethos of "Backstory" to uncover a new perspective on well known aspect of art, film, architecture, literature or fashion, which will change the way viewers perceive it.  "The Revealer" segment accesses unique insights from CNN's field news correspondents and CNN's feature show producers as they traverse the globe. FULL POST

March 30th, 2011
07:13 PM ET

Sen. Graham on CIA in Libya

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today on the breaking news of CIA operatives in Libya. This full interview aired during the 6 p.m. hour of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.  A full transcript is after the jump. FULL POST

CNN Political Ticker: Graham assesses command structure in Libya NATO mission
March 30th, 2011
06:54 PM ET

CIA Operating in Libya

Wolf Blitzer reports that the CIA is operating in Libya to help the U.S. increase its understanding of the situation.


This Just In Live Blog: CIA 'gathering intel firsthand' in Libya, source says
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