CNN mobilizes students for global day of action against human trafficking
January 30th, 2017
10:01 AM ET

CNN mobilizes students for global day of action against human trafficking

#MyFreedomDay campaign rallies students to fight
modern-day slavery on March 14

Atlanta – January 30 – CNN is teaming up with young people around the globe for a unique, student-led day of action against modern-day slavery with the launch of #MyFreedomDay, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, EVP and Managing Director of CNN International.

As part of the #MyFreedomDay call to action, students will organize anti-trafficking events on March 14 to generate awareness of the multi-billion dollar industry of human trafficking. CNN and the CNN Freedom Project, the network’s award-winning initiative focused on covering stories of modern-day slavery, will amplify the voices of these young people seeking real social change around the world. FULL POST

January 26th, 2017
09:27 AM ET

CNN takes to the New York Stock Exchange, with new show: Quest Express

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  • New Richard Quest show to air daily ahead of Quest Means Business

  • CNNMoney with Maggie Lake also moves to the NYSE

CNN International is launching a new daily business show, presented by Richard Quest, live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Quest Express will air weekdays at 5pm GMT, from 30 January.  The 30-minute show will offer a quick-fire briefing on the latest market movements and business stories, building a bridge between the close of the European trading day, the opening of the markets in New York, and the start of the business day in Silicon Valley.

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CNNMoney Switzerland to launch as country’s first national English-language business channel
January 22nd, 2017
02:00 AM ET

CNNMoney Switzerland to launch as country’s first national English-language business channel

CNN International Commercial and MediaGo today announce plans for CNNMoney Switzerland – the first nationwide TV channel dedicated to business news for and about Switzerland.

Launching in the second half of 2017, CNNMoney Switzerland will be the go-to destination for Switzerland’s professional community to follow business news. The channel’s high-end audience will consist of senior leaders, CEOs and influencers based in Switzerland. Lifestyle content about high-end leisure activities that appeal to executive audiences will complement the Swiss-focused content.

CNN and MediaGo will work in partnership over the coming months to build the infrastructure, brand identity and programming schedule, recruit and train journalists and production teams, and establish CNN standards and practices for CNNMoney Switzerland.

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CNN Freedom Project Documentary Honored with Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Award
January 19th, 2017
09:40 AM ET

CNN Freedom Project Documentary Honored with Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Award

Canada's Stolen Daughters, a CNN Freedom Project documentary on the sexual exploitation of children in Canada's indigenous community, has been recognized by Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada with the 2016 International Media Award.

Reported by CNN's Paula Newton and broadcast around the world on CNN International, Canada's Stolen Daughters features the activists and advocates working hard to protect the vulnerable and help victims of sexual exploitation. It was produced by Lisa Cohen, senior supervising producer for the CNN Freedom Project. FULL POST

Capgemini teams up with CNN to promote its worldwide competition InnovatorsRace50 for early stage startups
January 10th, 2017
11:18 AM ET

Capgemini teams up with CNN to promote its worldwide competition InnovatorsRace50 for early stage startups

Capgemini is marking its 50th anniversary with a new branded content campaign on CNN that celebrates the spirit of innovative entrepreneurship and the company’s global competition for early stage startups: InnovatorsRace50.

A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, Capgemini turned to CNN as an international media partner to bring InnovatorsRace50 to life amongst the network’s huge global audience on digital and TV. This follows a successful partnership in 2016 for Capgemini’s Innovators Race, where a branded content campaign established the competition amongst CNN audiences.

Entrants have until February 28th to take part in Capgemini’s contest via http://www.innovatorsrace50.com and will compete across five categories: Govtech and Social Enterprises, Fintech and Mobility, Consumers and Well-Being, Digital Processes and Transformation, Data and Security. Five winning startups will then earn the chance to each secure business backing of $50,000 equity free funding, extensive networking opportunities, participation in international tech events, access to industry experts and the possibility of becoming a Capgemini partner.

At the heart of the international multiplatform campaign on CNN starting today (10 January) is Capgemini’s exclusive sponsorship of CNN editorial content ‘Unicorns’. A digital content hub on CNNMoney which will be CNN’s home for multi-media content about start-ups and entrepreneurs, including a series of videos featuring successful startup founders. Alongside the editorial content will be a number of bespoke branded content Capgemini videos produced by CNN International Commercial’s award-winning brand content studio Create. Capgemini’s campaign and branded content will be targeted to reach key audiences using CNN AIM (Audience Insight Measurement).

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Dangote Group extends long-term partnership with CNN as 'Africa’s Energy Surge' takes centre stage
December 15th, 2016
05:04 AM ET

Dangote Group extends long-term partnership with CNN as 'Africa’s Energy Surge' takes centre stage

Africa’s huge power-generating potential is the subject of a special series of reports airing on CNN International this week in a new sponsorship by Dangote Group as the conglomerate continues its multi-year partnership with the network.

The Africa’s Energy Surge reports air daily in flagship CNN International shows The CNNMoney View Nina Dos Santos and The World Right Now with Hala Gorani, and culminate in a special 30-minute show airing from Saturday 17 December. The reports and special show, which look at how Africa will meet the UN goal of universal electricity by 2030, are aligned with Dangote billboards and branding.

Utilising CNN Audience Insight Measurement (AIM), the digital sponsored content is targeted to reach business decision-makers, business travellers, investors, opinion leaders and c-suites – ensuring that Dangote’s message about the Group providing basic needs across Africa reaches relevant audiences at scale across multiple platforms. FULL POST

Business leaders gather in Abu Dhabi for first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum
José Manuel Barroso speaks at the inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum
November 28th, 2016
07:47 AM ET

Business leaders gather in Abu Dhabi for first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum

Over 350 global business leaders gathered yesterday to discuss the theme “Beyond Oil in a Changing World” at the inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum held at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island.

Keynote speeches were given by former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso (pictured) and Mubadala’s Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak.

Panel discussions and interviews with a stellar list of speakers were conducted by CNN’s foremost experts on business and the Middle East – Anchor and Managing Editor, Abu Dhabi, Becky Anderson, CNNMoney Editor at Large Richard Quest, and CNNMoney Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios. A virtual reality ‘Back to the Future’ session from CNN’s Jason Farkas closed proceedings.

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CNN AND SPRING NEWS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION DEAL IN THAILAND
November 24th, 2016
10:35 PM ET

CNN AND SPRING NEWS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION DEAL IN THAILAND

CNN International Commercial today announces an affiliate and consultation agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., the distributor of CNN International in the Asia Pacific region, and Spring News Corporation Co., ltd.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Spring News will broadcast CNN content and programming subtitled in local Thai language. In addition, Spring News will also receive consulting and extensive training from CNN to support their re-launch. This affiliation will enable CNN International to leverage the resources and expertise of Spring News to strengthen its news coverage of Thailand.

Senior Director, Content Sales and Partnerships APAC, CNN International Commercial, David Collet: “We are delighted to be affiliated with a channel such as Spring News which, since its inception, has grown to become a strong multiplatform news provider with vision and values consistent with CNN. This affiliation serves as part of our strategic focus on Asia and enables us to deliver on our goal of growing our affiliate network and supporting local news operations with training and consultancy expertise.”

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November 24th, 2016
03:53 AM ET

MiSK Foundation showcases Saudi Arabia’s focus on building the capabilities and knowledge of future generations through multi-platform sponsorship of Inside the Middle East on CNN

Inside the Middle East, the ground-breaking monthly show about the region’s dynamic cultural diversity, will be sponsored on CNN International from 24 November by the MiSK Foundation.

MiSK’s association with one of CNN’s flagship shows about the Middle East is at the heart of a new campaign by the foundation to contribute to the fulfilment of the Saudi Vision 2030 by empowering and enabling the younger generation to increase their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. It is the MiSK Foundation’s first major international campaign since being established by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense, to empower, nurture and inspire young Saudi men and women to fully realise their potential as part of the kingdom’s on-going economic transformation.

The campaign will show Saudi Arabia’s commitment to learning and leadership and seek to expand the MiSK Foundation’s initiatives in collaboration with world renowned institutions such as Harvard University, Khan Academy and the Boston Consulting Group.

Inside the Middle East draws on CNN’s unique presence in and understanding of the region to tell stories about art and culture to CNN’s global audience. The first MiSK Foundation-sponsored episode airing on 24 November will include reports on independent film-making in Cairo, contemporary arts in Jeddah and body art in Amman.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 49 & 50
November 23rd, 2016
05:03 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 49 & 50

Atlanta in 24 Hours

Wednesday 7 December at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Saturday 10 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Sunday 11 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Saturday 17 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Sunday 18 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

This month's ‘In 24 Hours’ takes host James Williams (pictured) to the jewel of the American South, Atlanta, Georgia.

During his tour of the city, Williams meets A-listers who call Atlanta home, and experience a rapidly changing metropolis whose Southern roots still influence the city's culture today.

Every Atlantan will say Southern comfort food is and always will be one of the quintessential hallmarks of what makes the city great. Williams starts his morning by having a proper Southern breakfast at Buttermilk Kitchen with two time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Hines Ward, to experience true Southern hospitality with grits, fried chicken, and biscuits.

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