Author Archives: Ben Wedeman

Return to Gaza

Return to Gaza

Reading Time: 3 minutes I hadn’t been to Gaza since January. The kidnapping of theBBC’s Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston on March 12 had madethe strip a no-go zone, and during the vicious rounds offactional fighting between Hamas and Fatah it was virtuallyimpossible to report from Gaza in a meaningful way. But Hamas’ stunning victory in the final round of

A Farewell to Cairo

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last June I left Egypt after eight years as CNN’s Cairobureau chief and correspondent. I wrote this back then, butnever finished it as I was buried under an avalanche ofpacking cases. But now I’m back in Cairo, if only for a fewdays, I’ve decided I really have to get this out. Covering Egypt was the