CNN takes three AIB awards, Richard Quest named TV Personality of the Year
(Left to right) Richard Quest, London Bureau Chief Tommy Evans & Moscow Correspondent Phil Black
November 5th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

CNN takes three AIB awards, Richard Quest named TV Personality of the Year

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

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine
July 17th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine

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.com Story: Malaysia 777 crashes in Ukraine

 

CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations: 

Ukraine:

Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN

Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN

Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

U.S.

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

 

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September 23rd, 2013
10:26 AM ET

CNN's Nic Robertson looks at Al-Shabaab's motives behind Kenya mall attack

CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson (@nicrobertsoncnn) reports on Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab, which has claimed responsibility for the attack at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Go here for the latest on this developing story.


Topics: Nic Robertson
CNN honored with Peabody Award for coverage of Syria
March 27th, 2013
10:55 AM ET

CNN honored with Peabody Award for coverage of Syria

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.


Topics: Arwa Damon • Awards • Ben Wedeman • Breaking News • Ivan Watson • Nic Robertson • Nick Paton Walsh • Nima Elbagir • Syria
CNN scoops three Foreign Press Association Media Awards
November 21st, 2012
10:03 AM ET

CNN scoops three Foreign Press Association Media Awards

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


Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN Digital • CNN International • Digital • iReport • Nic Robertson • Nick Paton Walsh
CNN's Nic Robertson wins Prix Bayeux war correspondents TV award
CNN's Nic Robertson wins Prix Bayeux war correspondents TV award
October 14th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN's Nic Robertson wins Prix Bayeux war correspondents TV award

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


Topics: Awards • Breaking News • HLN Press Releases • Nic Robertson • Syria
October 5th, 2012
10:41 AM ET

Encore presentation of Nic Robertson's 'Secrets of the Belfast Project' – Saturday, Oct. 06

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..

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October 4th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Syria violence spills into Turkey

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.


Topics: Breaking News • CNN • CNN International • Nic Robertson • Syria
Congratulations CNN and AC360!
CNN correspondents Nic Robertson, Hala Gorani, Arwa Damon, Fred Pleitgen, Ben Wedeman, Christian Streib, Suzanne Malveaux and Tommy Evans accept the 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.
October 2nd, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Congratulations CNN and AC360!

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.


Topics: AC360 • Arwa Damon • Awards • Ben Wedeman • CNN • CNN International • Egypt • Nic Robertson
September 17th, 2012
10:02 AM ET

Nic Robertson returns to Syria

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. 

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