PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 23 & 24
May 20th, 2016
12:15 PM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 23 & 24

Culinary Journeys

Thursday 16 June at 0930 BST / 1030 CET

Friday 17 June at 0430 BST / 0530 CET

Saturday 18 June at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1630 BST / 1730 CET

CNN International's acclaimed cook-centric programme, ‘Culinary Journeys’ continues in June. The only chef in Scandinavia to be awarded three Michelin stars, Esben Holmboe Bang, takes CNN’s cameras on a voyage of discovery through the landscape and cuisine of Norway.

Scandinavia has become known the world over for leading a fine dining revolution, and Holmboe Bang is part of the culinary vanguard. Though born in Denmark, the chef has adopted Norway as his home, where he seeks to uncover and share flavours buried in the country’s forests and fjords.

Holmboe Bang’s restaurant in Oslo, Maaemo – meaning “Mother Earth” in old Norse – is a tribute to local organic produce where each plate is crafted to reflect the seasons.

As part of his culinary journey, Holmboe Bang travels from his kitchen in Oslo to Nordskot, a small fishing village 300 kilometres inside the Arctic Circle to explore Norway’s biggest treasure: the sea.

Under the midnight sun, he forages along the rugged coastline and dives for clams and urchins with fisherman Roderick Sloan, a key supplier to some of the world’s best restaurants. Holmboe Bang also learns more about the traditional preservation techniques which are essential to locals who endure the harsh winter months.

This journey culminates in a traditional meal with friends and family back in Oslo: a celebration of nature and the best of Norway’s culinary culture and hospitality.

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Topics: CNN • CNN International • CNN Preview • Richard Quest
PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 21 & 22
Host Derek Blasberg (Left) with Lapo Elkann
May 10th, 2016
11:11 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 21 & 22

CNN Style

Saturday 4 June at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Sunday 5 June at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Wednesday 8 June at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 11 June at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 12 June at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

CNN’s monthly programme for global stories around the world of art, design, fashion and luxury, ‘CNN Style’ continues in June.

Hosted by journalist and author, Derek Blasberg (pictured, left), the third episode of ‘CNN Style’ comes from the Eternal City, Rome.

Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani once dubbed the “Last Emperor”, and his partner Giancarlo Giametti have created a new version of the Opera “La Traviata” which takes to the stage at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The performance is directed by Academy Award winning director, Sofia Coppola and features costumes designed by Valentino’s Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

‘CNN Style’ goes behind the scenes as the finishing touches are laid, and then take a front-row seat at the star-studded premiere.

The programme also meets a rising star in the world of contemporary art – Pietro Ruffo, and discovers the undying art of silk-production at the country’s oldest surviving workshop – whose fabrics have adorned an array of Renaissance Princes and even the Pope.

Host Blasberg enjoys a whirlwind tour of Rome’s iconic architectural landmarks on four wheels, with the flamboyant heir-apparent to the Fiat Group automotive empire, Lapo Elkann.

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New research shows widespread international interest in US Election with CNN as #1 news destination
May 9th, 2016
10:37 AM ET

New research shows widespread international interest in US Election with CNN as #1 news destination

  • CNN named #1 international news destination for US Election coverage
  • Network to launch nightly US Election show for international audiences

CNN International Commercial commissioned new research that shows huge demand from worldwide audiences in following the story of this year’s US Elections. The study also confirms CNN as the leading international media covering the US Election – building on the network’s agenda-setting coverage and record TV and digital ratings during the Presidential race so far.

To understand how the world views and is following one of the biggest stories of 2016, CNN commissioned independent research company Toluna to assess* the viewing habits and opinions of adults in 23 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, plus Canada. The findings of this research were released ahead of CNN International launching a new nightly US Election show – State of the Race. From 16 May, the show will be anchored from CNN’s New York bureau by Kate Bolduan and give international audiences 30 minutes of insight and analysis into the story that the world is watching with intense interest.

In the research findings released today, 51% of all respondents select CNN as the #1 international news provider for following the US Election – a figure higher than all other news organisations combined and dwarfing any preference for other media such as BBC (19%), Reuters (5%) and Sky News (4%). 78% of respondents say they have viewed or read CNN coverage, with 83% of these people consuming CNN’s political content within the last week. The majority of people getting their news fix about the US Election are doing so through CNN International’s linear channel – 50% say they consume via TV, 31% on the CNN website, 14% on social media and 8% via the CNN app.

Outside of news consumption habits, the study found huge interest amongst international audiences for the US Election. 85% of people view the election as important for the world at large, with 73% of respondents saying they are personally interested in US Election news.

The top reasons that people state as why they are interested in the US Election are: importance for the world at large (68%); importance for their country (47%); potential to affect individuals economically (38%); insight into the US political system (35%); shows how Americans view the world (34%); and the personalities of the competing  candidates (33%). Asked why they think the US Election is important to the world at large – respondents say it is due to: the US’s significance to the global economy (64%); implications for international relations (63%); US’s role in global security and counter-terrorism (57%); trade prospects and potential for a shift to more hardline US foreign policy (both 43%).

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Topics: 2016 Election • CNN • CNN International
CNN International expands U.S. election coverage with 'State of the Race with Kate Bolduan'
May 9th, 2016
10:06 AM ET

CNN International expands U.S. election coverage with 'State of the Race with Kate Bolduan'

– Nightly prime-time show premieres May 23 at 2:30p ET/8:30p CET on CNNI

– Comes as new survey reveals CNN as #1 international source of U.S. election news

New York, May 9, 2016: As one of the most keenly anticipated U.S. elections in decades draws closer, CNN International is launching a new nightly prime-time show to give the inside track on the campaign. State of the Race will be a nightly destination for international audiences looking for an in-depth lowdown on the race to the White House.

Anchored from CNN’s New York bureau by Kate Bolduan, State of the Race will provide thirty minutes of insight and analysis into a story that the world is watching with intense interest.

Kate Bolduan said: “This has already been a race like no other, and it is clear there is a lot more to come. Every night we’re going to bring our international audiences along for the ride – offering the very latest developments from the campaign trail and giving them the inside scoop of what is really going on within the campaigns and in the minds of American voters.” FULL POST

April 14th, 2016
07:40 AM ET

CNN FREEDOM PROJECT: BRIDES FOR SALE

The special two-part series airs week of April 18 on News Stream at 8pm HKT

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Imagine if the only way to escape a forced marriage was to abandon your own child. That’s the reality for some Vietnamese young women. Tricked into crossing the border by traffickers, they were sold for marriage to Chinese men. China’s one-child policy has led to a shortage of women and a thirst for Vietnamese brides. CNN International correspondent Alexandra Field speaks to escapees about their ordeal and goes to the border to see just how easy it is to smuggle women between the two countries.

Five girls… saved just in the nick of time. At a government support center on the Vietnamese-Chinese border, CNN’s Alexandra Field meets five 14-year-old girls saved by the police as traffickers were taking them across the border. She explains how they were lured into danger and sees an emotional reunion between a mother and daughter who were not so lucky.

These two special CNN Freedom Project stories air week of April 18 on News Stream at 8pm HKT.

Related Links:

http://edition.cnn.com/specials/world/freedom-project

Join the social conversation on Twitter @cnnfreedom and Facebook facebook.com/cnnfreedom

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About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 420 million households around the globe, including over 72 million across the Asia Pacific region. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and recently expanded its US presence with its launch on CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 41 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Get the latest social media updates from CNN at: facebook.com/cnninternational @cnnasiapr

Press Contacts:

Penelope Heath/ Ingrid Hsu

Tel: +852 3128 3538/ +852 3128 3568

E-mail: penelope.heath@cnn.com  ingrid.hsu@cnn.com


Topics: CNN • CNN Freedom Project
April 7th, 2016
12:15 PM ET

‘#WhyTheyHateUs’ – Fareed Zakaria Explores What Drives the Rage - PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 23

New Fareed Zakaria Primetime Special Premieres on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm ET

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“Why do they hate us?” has been the question asked since the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago – and again in the wake of terrorist attacks in Boston, Brussels, Beirut, Paris, Mumbai, Ft Hood, San Bernardino, and beyond.  CNN’s Fareed Zakaria explores what is fueling the rage – and challenges intelligence experts, religious scholars, policy influencers, and even the very men who want to kill us – for answers to whether America and the rest of the West can do anything to stop the bloodshed.  He looks at one Muslim community in the U.S. for what makes America’s challenges different from Europe’s and those in the Middle East.

A new hour-long primetime special, WHY THEY HATE US, will premiere Monday, May 23 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm Eastern.

What makes seemingly ordinary people turn against their own countrymen to commit murderous attacks?  Zakaria challenges violent jihadis about the reasons why they hate the West – and gets rarely heard answers.

Why do others committing this carnage come from nations once thought to be allies of the West?  Zakaria details the unlikely origins of this searing anti-Western hatred to Greeley, Colorado in 1949.  Sayyid Qutb, a puritanical, conservative Muslim was so horrified by his experience in America he returned to Egypt to advocate a return to Sharia law by Arab nations, the rejection of modernization and democracy – and violent retaliation against America and the West for ‘corrupting’ the Arab World.

Is Islam an inherently violent religion?  Zakaria seeks answers for what attracts extremists to the medieval, barbaric terror of a violent interpretation of Islam from author and scholar Reza Aslan (No God But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization); neuroscientist and chief executive of Project Reason, Sam Harris; anti-Western British cleric Anjem Choudary; Columbia University professor and Co-Director for the Center for Palestine Studies, Rashid Khalidi, DPhil.; and author and Muslim reformer Irshad Manji (Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith and Allah, Liberty, and Love).  Astonishingly, Manji describes the scholarship behind the true meaning of a widely popularized mistranslation of the afterlife promise of “72 virgins” to actually be a reference to…“raisins.”

Though dead for decades, Qutb’s violent admonitions inspired Osama bin Laden, today’s radical clerics from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, and even an influential American cleric whose seductive sermonic fragments were found scrawled inside the boat where one of the Boston Marathon bombers was found, as well as in messages exchanged by the San Bernardino jihadis.  Zakaria concludes with proposed solutions to defeat this infectious ideology currently posing a global security threat – and even shaping the most controversial points of debates for the U.S. elections, and influencing European and American policy on refugees, immigration, privacy, and the rules for armed conflict.

During the broadcast, producers of WHY THEY HATE US will interact with viewers via Twitter, using the hashtag #WHYTHEYHATEUS with user questions and comments about the special.

About CNN

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital, a top network for online news, mobile news and social media; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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CNN's Clarissa Ward Honored by the International Center for Journalists
April 5th, 2016
01:16 PM ET

CNN's Clarissa Ward Honored by the International Center for Journalists

CNN correspondent to receive Excellence in International Reporting Award
at Nov. 14 gala

CNN’s senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward will receive the Excellence in International Reporting Award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), it was announced today by the ICFJ.

The ICFJ, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality journalism, selected Ward for her continued commitment to pushing the limits of war coverage in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Ukraine, Afghanistan and other conflict areas she’s reported from in the last dozen years. The prestigious award will be presented to Ward at ICFJ’s annual awards ceremony on November 14 in Washington, D.C. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will emcee the gala event, which will also honor CBS anchor Charlie Rose and recipients of the Knight International Journalism Award.

“I am thrilled and humbled to accept this honor from such an exceptional institution as the ICFJ. For decades, it has been doing brave and invaluable work, giving journalists across the world the tools they need to tell their stories,” said Ward. FULL POST


Topics: Awards • Clarissa Ward • CNN • CNN International
March 23rd, 2016
02:37 AM ET

CNN ‘MADE IN JAPAN’ EXPLORES JAPAN’S INNOVATION AND CREATION

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Will Ripley joins a mascot class in Tama, Japan

A 30-minute special airing on March 30 at 1130 and 1730 HKT

“Japan Inc”, is a title so distinctively representative of the character of the country. Through a special 30-minute program, ‘Made In Japan’, CNN International’s Tokyo correspondent Will Ripley takes a look at how Japan is innovating and creating for tomorrow, and the evolving reality of what it means to be Made In Japan.

Highlights of the 30-minute special include:

Technology and Innovation

CNN takes a look at how Japan is testing the boundaries of the relationship between humans and technology. CNN’s Will Ripley travels to Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories in Kyoto to learn about Dr. Ishiguro’s experiments with humanoid technology. He also visits the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, MJI Robotics, and takes a tour of the world’s first hotel run mostly by robots in Nagasaki.

Entertainment

CNN also looks at the global soft power and the business of characters that are ‘Made In Japan’. Starting locally, Will Ripley visits a mascot factory and joins a mascot class to discover the influence and prevalence of mascots in the country. Then he takes a look at Polygon Pictures Inc. that creates animations for Japan and internationally for Disney, Netflix, and Lucasfilms. CNN learns about the creative process behind these characters and why anime represents a huge opportunity for growth in Japan.

Fashion

The ‘Made In Japan’ label is known for carrying quality craftsmanship. But it is also a reflection of Japanese society and culture. So where does the label stand today? In a conversation with fashion veteran Tiffany Godoy, CNN looks at the evolution of Japanese fashion and how designers are bringing smart design to the runway. CNN also goes into the studio with designer Kunihik Morinaga and explores how he is mixing fashion and technology through the brand Anrealage. It’s an inside look at how the industry is being redefined and carving a new place on the global fashion stage.

Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Singapore/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Manila/ Kuala Lumpur):

Wednesday March 30 at 1730 HKT

Thursday March 31 at 0030 HKT

Saturday April 2 at 1230 & 2030 HKT

Sunday April 3 at 0830 HKT

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About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 400 million households around the globe, including over 69 million across the Asia Pacific region. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and recently expanded its U.S. presence with its launch on CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 42 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company.

Press Contacts:

Penelope Heath/ Ingrid Hsu

Tel: +852 3128 3538/ +852 3128 3568

E-mail: penelope.heath@cnn.com  ingrid.hsu@cnn.com


Topics: CNN • CNN International • Japan • Will Ripley
#UndercoverInSyria: Clarissa Ward reports from behind rebel lines
March 14th, 2016
10:03 AM ET

#UndercoverInSyria: Clarissa Ward reports from behind rebel lines

Clarissa Ward reports from rebel-held territory in exclusive series

As the civil war in Syria enters its sixth year, CNN releases exclusive reporting from senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward from behind rebel lines inside Syria.

Joined by CNN producer Salma Abdelaziz and Syria-based filmmaker Bilal Abdul Kareem, the CNN team spent almost a week on the ground in rebel-held areas of northern Syria to report on what life is like there. And less than 24 hours after arriving, the team witnessed an airstrike that left 11 dead.

“For too long, many of us have been relying on grainy YouTube video and Skype interviews to help us parse through what is happening on the ground in Syria,” Ward says. “Journalists have been able to get visas to visit regime controlled parts of the country, but it has been too long since Western journalists have entered rebel-held Syria. We wanted to see for ourselves what life is like under the bombs.”

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February 15th, 2016
08:08 AM ET

Chertoff on fighting extremism: "We have to focus on behavior, not on ethnic or religious background..."

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen joined Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday to discuss elevated national security threat levels and forces driving terrorism inside the United States.  Both experts also commented on recent comments on Muslims and immigration on the campaign trail and Congressional commentary from America's national security leadership this week about imminent threats of terror attacks on the homeland.

The full transcript of this joint interview follows the jump.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS”
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