The judges' citations of CNN's reporting:
CNN’s Coverage of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls
CNN approached the Boko Haram kidnapping horror from many angles, even moving Isha Sesay’s daily show to Abuja to raise the profile of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Sesay’s tough, live-TV interviewing, along with high-risk field reporting of Nima Elbagir, Arwa Damon and other CNN journalists, made the network’s coverage comprehensive and indispensable.
CNN Investigative Reports: Crisis at the VA High-impact journalism, CNN’s investigation into delays in care at Veteran Affairs hospitals exposed a systemic VA breakdown, eventually leading to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, the passage of federal legislation, and a dramatic change in how veterans’ medical appointments are made, recorded and reported.
CNN correspondent Nima Elbagir (@nimacnn) visits Thomas Eric Duncan's neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia where he contracted the Ebola virus.
While there, she speaks to the leader of a local Ebola task force, who says they suspect Duncan came in contact with almost 100 people before departing for the U.S.
Duncan is currently in critical condition in a Texas hospital.
Sudanese Christian woman Mariam Ibrahim spoke exclusively with CNN’s Nima Elbagir about her ordeal in Sudan. After being released from a death sentence and then being jailed again on separate charges, Ibrahim spoke about refusing to renounce her faith and the whirlwind of events that have followed since.
In his first sit-down interview, Daniel Wani, the American husband of the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, tells CNN's Nima Elbagir (@NimaCNN) he will stand by his wife, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, until the end.
“I’m standing by her to end. Whatever she wants, I’ll stand by her,” Wani said.
Ibrahim gave birth to a baby girl earlier this week at a Khartoum prison, where's she's detained with her 20-month-old son.
In an exclusive report, CNN's Nima Elbagir (@nimaCNN) talks with one of the school girls who escaped from her Boko Haram kidnappers. She tells Elbagir she'll never return to school in Chibok because she's too afraid.
In an exclusive report, CNN's Nima Elgabir (@nimaCNN) followed residents of Chibok, Nigeria, as they went on a night patrol in the absence of security in the region.
Elbagir speaks with an eyewitness to the night Hoko Baram kidnapped 200+ schoolgirls, who recounts, " And it was very dark. But the sound of gunshots, explosions everywhere. We have to run into the bushes for our lives. So it was a horrifying night." He continued, "Fear is all over. Fear is everywhere."
In a CNN exclusive, Nima Elgabir and her team make the dangerous journey to Chibok, Nigeria, where Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls and have terrorized the local community. Residents describe the lack of security in the area, and witnesses talk about the night of the attack, while Nima and her team share their video of Boko Haram's destruction of the school.
In a CNN exclusive, CNN International Correspondent Nima Elbagir (@nimaCNN) interviews one of the kidnapped girls who managed to escape Boko Haram from Chibok in Nigeria.CNN exclusive: Nigerian girl who escaped Boko Haram says she still feels afraid
CNN has obtained exclusive closed-circuit television footage of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya. The footage was taken on September 21, day one of the four-day siege. The attack left at least 67 people dead, many more injured and dozens unaccounted for.
CNN's Nima Elbagir (@NimaCNN), who reviewed hours of this footage, reports the attackers took turns praying and chatting on their cell phones while spraying bullets at terrified shoppers.
Nima Elbagir (@NimaCNN) talks with Christiane Amanpour speaks with Nima Elbagir in Nairobi, Kenya about the siege by Al-Shabaab of a mall.Few answers as Westgate Mall siege drags on in Nairobi