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A Visual Record : Correspondent Beth Kampschror first saw the footage of Serbian paramilitary forces executing Bosnian Muslims (this page) while she was on a reporting trip to Croatia nearly two weeks ago. "The video was shown several times on the state TV there, as well as in Serbia and Bosnia," she says.

She says it's still getting air time because a significant part of the Serbian public doesn't believe there was a massacre. "The media is trying to drive home the point that this happened."

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Still, Beth wondered why it was appearing now, just six weeks before the 10th anniversary of the massacre. The timing has prompted much speculation. "My friends are calling me now asking me if it means that former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic is about to be arrested," she says.

But Beth called Natasa Kandic, the human rights activist who obtained the videotape, and asked her about the timing. "She told me that it was given to her by former Scorpions [paramilitary] members who didn't want it released until they had left the country."

High Decibel Editing: Staff writer Scott Peterson conducted the edit for today's story about the Iranian elections at the top of his lungs. He was at the last major campaign rally for Mustafa Moin, a reformist candidate who is climbing in the polls. Over the din of speakers and music, he described a gathering of at least 5,000 people, many of them students, at a stadium near a university in Tehran. "It's a street-party atmosphere," he shouted over his cellphone. "Moin hasn't spoken yet, but all the major intellectuals in the reformist movement are here."

David Clark Scott
World editor


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