CNN celebrated three wins at the 2014 Association for International Broadcasting awards, hosted at the LSO St Luke’s in London on Wednesday night.
For the second year running, CNN was awarded the prize for best ‘Live Television Journalism’, this time for its reporting on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.
CNN also won in the 'Short News Report’ category for its coverage of a shooting which took place during clashes between Ukrainian security forces and protestors in Kiev’s Independence Square.
The climax of the evening, however, was the naming of Richard Quest as the 'Television Personality of the Year.' Quest, whose dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in the field of business broadcasting, was at the ceremony to personally receive the award. FULL POST
A Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser posted on Facebook: Flight was "shot down" by "terrorists." There were 280 passengers killed as well as 15 crew members.
CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations:
Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN
Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN
Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN
Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo
Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN
Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN
Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN
Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN
Christiane Amanpour – @camanpour
Fareed Zakaria – @FareedZakaria
Jake Tapper – @jaketapper
Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn
Rene Marsh – @rene_marshCNN
Michelle Kosinski – @mkosinskicnn
Jim Sciutto – @jimscuitto
Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn
Brian Todd – @briantoddCNN
Tom Foreman – @tomforemancnn
Jim Acosta – @JimAcostaCNN
Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN
Dr. Sanjay Gupta – @drsanjaygupta
Laurie Segall – @LaurieSegallCNN
Alison Kosik – @AlisonKosik
Jason Carroll – @jasoncarrollcnn
Deb Feyerick – @DebFeyerickCNN
Today CNN was honored with a 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage inside Syria and Homs in 2012. Recognizing excellence and meritorious work in journalism, the Peabodys described CNN's coverage of Syria as "thorough, voluminous and well-contextualized."
From the George Foster Peabody Awards:
CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria & Homs 2012 (CNN)
As political unrest in Syria disintegrated in civil war, CNN’s news teams provided unmatched eyewitness documentation, analysis and context.
London, 21st November 2012: Last night, the combined efforts of CNN Digital and CNN International saw the network triumph at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards, winning three categories. CNN won the Print & Web Feature, Arts & Culture, and Story of the Year by a Full Member of the FPA awards.
The CNN documentary World’s Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project won News Story of the Year by a full FPA member. The judges described the documentary as “absolute dynamite, a terrific story and a fine piece of journalism".
The Arts & Culture award was given to Leonardo – The Lost Painting, a documentary that explored the story behind the recent discovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting. Judges praised the “love and lingering interest” that had gone into the piece, describing it as “a very well done cultural story”.
The Print & Web Feature award was clinched by Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stand – a CNN Digital feature that revealed the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece was “in some ways the most convincing and best edited of all the categories". FULL POST
CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson has won the Prix Bayeux Television Award for his powerful story 'Syria: Frontline Town – Zabadani’ filmed in January this year. Robertson received the prestigious award at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening. FULL POST
In December 1972, in the midst of deadly sectarian fighting in Northern Ireland, the widow Jean McConville, mother to 10 children, was taken from her home in West Belfast. CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson investigates the ongoing battle between families, politicians, and academia over the tapes that may reveal the real truth about Jean McConville’s fate. In the four decades since, her daughter Helen has been on a quest for answers about who kidnapped and killed her mother. Now, she believes tapes held thousands of miles away may hold clues to the real truth about her mother’s fate.
Locked inside a library at Boston College are the Belfast Project archives, containing audio recorded interviews with former paramilitary fighters from both sides of thirty years of violence and mayhem in Northern Ireland. It is an oral history of atrocities and insights with interviews so explosive that they were supposed to be kept secret until a participant dies or waives confidentiality. But, depending upon what a U.S. court decides the contents may not stay secret much longer. Their release to Northern Ireland law enforcement authorities could help solve an old murder mystery, but also could damage the fragile peace there and endanger the lives of those who participated in the interviews for the archives.
The encore of CNN Presents: Secrets of the Belfast Project airs Saturday, Oct. 06 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S..
Nic Robertson, CNN International's Senior Correspondent speaks with Carol Costello on CNN Newsroom about the escalating violence in Turkey.
Syria is apologizing after five people were killed after shelling from the country crossed the border into a Turkish town. The Turkey government passed a resolution for troops to go into Syria, if necessary.
"Turkey has retaliated to yesterday's incident without declaring war on Syria. Political, diplomatic initiatives will continue," Ibrahim Kalin, the foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Thursday in a posting on Twitter. "Turkey has no interest in a war with Syria. But Turkey is capable of protecting its borders and will retaliate when necessary," Kalin added.
CNN was honored with two recognitions at the 33rd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
– Anderson Cooper 360 won an Emmy for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis for Anderson Cooper 360 Bullying: It Stops Here
– CNN/CNNI won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form for the Breaking News Simulcast of Revolution in Egypt: President Mubarack Steps Down
CNN congratulates all of the nominees on the recognition of their journalism.
CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson (@NicRobertsonCNN) returns to the Syrian capital of Damascus, and reports on how residents are responding to the civil war that appears to be closing in on the city.
Read his account of life in Damascus here.
This is Robertson's second reporting trip to Syria this year.