Another Aussie program,
many thanks to Morpium for supplying the video!
Michael was on Channel 7
in Brisbane to discuss the news of Osama Bin Laden’s
death. (Sorry about the advert, haven’t been able to
do a direct download yet, this is an embed from Ch7’s
AIIA has posted photos
from Michael’s talk on March 8th:
Michael has gone public
with information about the new project that he is
correspondent Michael Ware with a guard
on the Iraqi front lines between Shorish and Kirkuk.
Frontline witness to brutality
4 Mar 11 @ 04:30am by Candice Holznagel
NEVER-BEFORE seen footage from the hands of al-Qaeda insurgents will bring the brutal truth of war to the big screen in a cinema film being produced by Brisbane journalist Michael Ware.
Ware, who spent his childhood days in Caloundra, is somewhat of a celebrity in the US after almost 10 years abroad bringing the reality of the Afghan and Iraq wars to the western world.
Kings Beach, where his family holidayed regularly, is a stark comparison to the life Ware went on to live.
As a Time magazine reporter and then with news organisation CNN, Ware reported from both within the US Army and as a man living among the insurgents.
His experiences, including being kidnapped and held at gunpoint, were gut-wrenching.
Big, big thanks to Nicole
for letting me know that QUT has posted the video of
the talk Michael gave there earlier this month. The
clip is embedded on this page, and a larger version
can be accessed via this link. (The video freezes
partway through, but the audio continues through
the end of the talk; unfortunately they cut the
Q&A section. Hopefully they can fix the
glitch, and hopefully they got the Q&As on
tape and can include those!) The video has no
controls, so no chance I can create a transcript
for this one.
[I’ve reconverted the clip as .mp4 and .m4v formats -- one worked for me on a PC and the other on a Mac.]
Also, overnight the AIIA posted details of Michael's talk for them on March 8:
Michael has confirmed to
me that he has left CNN, although he is not yet ready
to disclose discussions about plans for his return to
That said, he has other projects cooking as well. He is currently working very hard on something that I am confident everyone will agree will have been worth the wait. (This is not the book; that is still percolating. This is something new and very, very exciting.)