Television Academy Honors CNN Films for WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World
June 9th, 2017
10:10 AM ET

Television Academy Honors CNN Films for WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

CNN Films WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World was celebrated with five other honorees last night in Los Angeles by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences with a Television Academy Honors Award.  The Television Academy Honors are conferred for exceptional programming that changes hearts and minds about challenging social issues.

VIDEO of the acceptance remarks is available here:

WE WILL RISE featured the former First Lady Michelle Obama, actors and human rights activists Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, and CNN's Isha Sesay as they explored the inspirational stories of girls in Liberia and Morocco overcoming incredible odds to pursue their educations.  The film first premiered on CNN/U.S. and CNN International on October 11, 2016.

Actor Dana Delany presented the award last night to CNN's Isha Sesay and to the film's director, Tony Gerber of Market Road Films and The Documentary Group, which produced the film for CNN Films.

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CNN Garners 5 Gracie Allen Awards
March 4th, 2015
01:22 PM ET

CNN Garners 5 Gracie Allen Awards

It was announced today that CNN has been honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation with five Gracie Allen Awards. CNN's recognitions include:

Elizabeth Cohen

Outstanding Original Online Programming – Series for The Empowered Patient

Patricia DiCarlo

Outstanding Director – News

Rachel Nichols

Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program

Isha Sesay

Outstanding Anchor – News or News Magazine

Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary

Outstanding Documentary

A complete list of Gracie Allen Award winners can be found here: 2015 Gracie Award Winners



May 9th, 2014
05:02 PM ET

CNN's Isha Sesay discusses Amnesty International report with Nigeria's information minister

During a special edition of CNN NewsCenter live from Abuja, Nigeria, CNN's Isha Sesay (@IshaSesayCNN) spoke to Nigerian Minister of Information Labaran Maku about the claims made in Amnesty International's report on the abduction of 250+ girls from a boarding school in Chibok.

When asked to confirm whether the Nigerian military had four hours of advanced warning about an attack by Boko Haram, the minister said the claim was "outrageous."

"This is really outrageous, unbelievable. I don't know if Amnesty International investigated this, or they just had the report from someone telling them – from the Nigerian military – not to talk of the government. It is inconceivable to believe soldiers on duty were informed that an attack is about to take place in Chibok four hours, and they didn't act."

The CNN Freedom Project Looks at Child Brides
May 29th, 2012
04:10 PM ET

The CNN Freedom Project Looks at Child Brides

This week CNN International's CNN NewsCenter will feature a series of CNN Freedom Project reports on the issue of child brides.

Watch Sumnima Udas' report on the pros and cons of arranged marriage in India.

Watch Arwa Damon's report on young Afghan girls forced into marriage.

Watch Robyn Curnow's report on the act of child bride kidnappings in South Africa.

'CNN NewsCenter' is CNNI’s new half-hour news program that takes viewers through the day’s big stories of global importance. Broadcast live from CNN’s newsroom in Atlanta, 'CNN NewsCenter' is anchored by Isha Sesay and airs weekdays at 1530ET.

May 10th, 2012
05:16 PM ET

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on twin explosions in Damascus

CNN's Arwa Damon (@ArwaCNN) spoke to CNN NewsCenter anchor Isha Sesay (@IshaSesayCNN) about who could be behind the two car bombs that killed dozens of civilians in Damascus on Thursday.

Follow CNN NewsCenter – CNN International's new global news program – on Twitter @CNNNewsCenter and tune in weekdays at 1530ET on CNNI.

April 17th, 2012
10:25 AM ET

'CNN NewsCenter' debuts on CNNI

On Monday Isha Sesay anchored the premiere of CNN NewsCenter, a half-hour news program that takes viewers through the day's big stories. Broadcast from CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, CNN NewsCenter airs immediately after Amanpour at 1530ET on CNN International.  Follow Isha on Twitter at @IshaSesayCNN.