CNN’s Cairo bureau chief Ben Wedeman has made it into Libya — the first western TV journalist to report from inside the nation as it descends into chaos. Wedeman began reporting by phone on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” at 6pmET. He’s been doing phone reports since during CNN’s primetime.
“Libyan side of border controlled by untrained volunteers armed with shotguns, Ak-47s. No passport formalities,” writes Wedeman on Twitter (@bencnn). He also got this advice:
Driver advice: “If you’re stopped by forces loyal to Qaddafi, tell them you’re a German doctor.” #Libya