London, 12th June 2013: Last night, CNN Digital journalist Edythe McNamee took home the Gaby Rado Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards for the web feature Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold. The Gaby Rado Award acknowledges emerging journalists who have covered national or international human rights stories in broadcast, online or print media.
Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold, a CNN Freedom Project feature, reveals the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece “broke new ground with a haunting, powerful story that needed to be told". FULL POST
Starting Monday 24 June, ‘A Girl’s World’ will air in Connect the World at 2100 BST / 2200 CET; CNN Newsroom at 0600 BST / 0700 CET; CNN NewsCenter with Monita Rajpal at 1130 BST / 1230 CET
‘A Girl’s World’ is a distinctive new series chronicling the lives of seven girls in seven regions.
The programme offers an intimate look at the unique challenges and opportunities this generation of girls face on a daily basis, exploring education, culture, environment, community, faith and family through the eyes of 16-year-old girls.
Starting 24 June, ‘A Girl’s World’ introduces seven girls from Argentina, Germany, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey and the United States, all with untold – yet familiar – stories. FULL POST
EMS figures released today by Ipsos confirm that CNN dominates the audience race amongst news and business networks, reaching upscale Europeans via its television and digital services in greater numbers every month than any other brand in its category.
CNN’s monthly leadership reaffirms the brand’s cross-platform strength. Across TV + digital platforms*, CNN reaches 41% of the data set, ahead of Sky News (30%), BBC World (30%), Euronews (29%), CNBC (15%) and Bloomberg (12%). FULL POST
This weekend marks the 5th anniversary of Fareed Zakaria GPS.
Over the last five years CNN's Fareed Zakaria has conducted nearly 600 unique interviews with guests from almost 60 nations, including 35 past, present, or future heads of state.
In today's 'Fareed's Take,' see what he says about the recovery of the U.S. economy.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. and at 7:00am and 3:00pm on CNN International. All times Eastern.
In June CNN International premieres the critically-acclaimed film, ‘Girl Rising’.
‘Girl Rising’, filmed before the well-known girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, follows several girls across the globe as they pursue an education. Like Malala, these girls – who come from Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, Peru and Sierra Leone – fight to overcome impossible odds to realise their dreams. FULL POST
From Moore, Oklahoma, CNN's Brian Todd spoke with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about why a lack of tornado safe rooms for public schools apparently has played a role in the casualties for some children.
Todd attended a press briefing with the Mayor of Moore earlier today who was asked to confirm that some of the children that perished did so in schools without safe rooms. Although schools do have drills for weather emergencies, the mayor acknowledged that funding played a role in recent years to not build safe rooms for public schools.
AMANPOUR airs daily on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern. The full transcript for this program may be found here.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Pedro Pinto (@pedrocnn), AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli says he believes he was treated unfairly in England.
“I’m out from England, I’m happy that I’m out from England. That’s it.”
On his lifestyle:
“Women,I think is normal. Cars? I like fast cars and I don’t see the problem if I like fast cars.”
On the UK media:
“The stuff that they said in the newspaper that I did in England in the past, a few of those are real. The others are really just the imagination of the journalists.”
Full transcript after the jump.
"I honestly do not think that we have to resort to enhanced interrogation...," former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says during an interview airing as a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS this morning on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.
CIA, NSA, and FBI insiders give insights into America’s secret wars on terrorists in the U.S. and abroad in the one-hour special Beyond the Manhunts: How to Stop Terror – A Fareed Zakaria Special on CNN/U.S. on Sunday, May 12 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and on CNN International at 3:00pm. All times Eastern. Viewers can join the conversation on Twitter by using #stopterror.
Also interviewed for the special are author and national security analyst Peter Bergen (author of Manhunt, 2013), former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security journalist Mark Mazzetti, former CIA director and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former FBI agent Ali Soufan, and former CIA officers Nada Bakos, Robert Grenier, and Cindy Storer.