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Peter Arnett


The long journalism career of Pulitzer-Prize winner Peter Arnett includes interviews with Fidel Castro, General Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. But he is probably best known for the two month period in 1991 when he reported on the Gulf War for CNN — the only Western journalist then left in Baghdad.

He came from the right kind of New Zealand provincial journalism training: 'Don't get involved, just get out there and get the facts.' Nick Turner, former Reuters correspondent in Vietnam, in The Listener, 15 April 1991