Mellissa Fung freed

Finally. Good news from Afghanistan.

Welcome back, Mellissa.

Nov. 10th 1:05pm addendum:
Interview video from CNN:
Several people have pointed out to me that the Afghan press reported on the story at the time.

At least one blogger has wondered if the media blackout was “a case of the right-wing media colluding to ensure a Harper victory.”

The Pakistan Observer is reporting that 2 Taliban leaders were released in exchange for Mellissa’s freedom, which the Canadian government is denying.

You can find out more at today’s conference call.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted November 13, 2008 at 3:18 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    And why don’t we see the CBC “bug” (exploding tomato?) in the corner of the broadcasts that were rebroadcast on Global or CTV?

    They had theirs in the news portion on the privates, but not overlaying a CBC logo.

    Is this a missed opportunity?

  2. Allan
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 11:30 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    good CTV video within their player HERE, followed by several more reports.
    CBC also has video and report HERE

  3. Anonymous
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece


  4. Allan
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 10:09 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    2 videos so far:

  5. Aigle
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 9:22 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I admit to misting up a bit yesterday when I heard yesterday.

    When the sit. room was moved, I really got dispirited since it looked like they were hunkering-down for the long haul.

    I was surprised that the blackout lasted as long as it did but I don’t think a “Melissawatch – Day 5” form or reportage wuld have done anthying other than upset people and impede the negotiations with unwelcome public pressure.

    There are times when “delivering eyeballs” ain’t a great idea.

    Glad that the released video shows a relatively healthy Melissa.

  6. Kev
    Posted November 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’m actually tearing up a little here. That was a stressed-out month even for those of us on the periphery of the situation, and I have to say that I really worried about the approach the CBC was taking. But looks like they got it exactly right.

    What a week.

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