2 AUGUST 1997


This is from an interview with Tom Keenan by Geert Lovink at the Documenta X Hybrid Workspace and posted on Nettime:

TK: It is interesting that this very weekend we see once again the return of the international news media to Bosnia in the days following the arrest of one indicted criminal and the killing of another. The purest indicator being the return to Sarajevo of Christiane Amanpour of CNN. There is the story that in the Central Operations Room of the Pentagon there is a map, with little pushpins, to keep constant track of Christiane Amanpour. As a military event, the location of this reporter is considered an item of national security.

I ask:
Are they using a GIS system to track her, her own CNN reports or are there reporters reporting on the reporter, following her around the world and creating a kind of meta-journalism?