“Beyond Oil in a Changing World” the theme for inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum in Abu Dhabi
November 21st, 2016
04:57 AM ET

“Beyond Oil in a Changing World” the theme for inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum in Abu Dhabi

A host of global business leaders will come together to discuss the theme “Beyond Oil in a Changing World” at the first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum. The Forum will be held at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island, the capital’s business and lifestyle destination and home to the world’s newest international financial centre.

Taking place on 26 November as the eyes of the world turn to the UAE during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, the Forum will feature talks from prominent global and regional leaders and visionaries, and be attended by over 350 esteemed members of the business community. Discussion will be led and accompanied by analysis from CNN’s foremost experts on business and Middle East – Anchor and Managing Editor, Abu Dhabi, Becky Anderson, CNNMoney Editor at Large Richard Quest, and CNNMoney Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 47 & 48
November 11th, 2016
12:10 PM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 47 & 48

Masters at Work – *NEW*

Friday 2 December at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET

Saturday 3 December at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET; 1330 GMT / 1430 CET and 2030 GMT / 2130 CET

Sunday 4 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET

In a special programme, ‘Masters at Work’ on CNN International goes behind-the-scenes with five leading creatives around the world, to tap into their philosophy and passion.

In New York, the programme meets Alicia Keys (pictured) in rehearsals for a special concert ahead of the release of her new album, to get an insight into the Grammy-award winning singer’s song writing process.

In Montreal, ‘Masters at Work’ documents a day on the set of Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s new film, starring Game of Thrones actor, Kit Harington.

The programme also follows New York City Ballet dancer Lauren Lovette as she prepares to present her first ballet as choreographer. Sarah Jessica Parker also speaks to ‘Masters at Work’ in her role as the vice chair of New York City ballet’s board, about the company’s successful annual fall gala.

In Beijing, ‘Masters at Work’ gets a special insight into the creative process of Zeng Fanzhi, one of Asia’s most expensive living artists, ahead of his anticipated retrospective exhibition.

In London, the programme speaks with young shoe designer Sophia Webster, as she prepares to launch a new collection, and a new look for her company, at London Fashion Week.

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‘CNN Style: Nashville’
November 3rd, 2016
07:35 AM ET

‘CNN Style: Nashville’

Saturday 5 November at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET

‘CNN Style’ this week heads to Nashville, Tennessee, to explore how a city famed for its music scene has developed from classic country to contemporary hip.

‘CNN Style’ host Derek Blasberg meets famous Nashville residents, including:

  • Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who shows off her Nashville-inspired clothing brand, Draper James
  • Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, who gives ‘CNN Style’ a look inside her home’s decor and design
  • Victoria’s Secret Angel model, Lily Aldridge on how country style has influenced international designers and fashion houses

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CNN named the world’s #1 international news brand
November 2nd, 2016
05:30 AM ET

CNN named the world’s #1 international news brand

The latest global data from Ipsos reaffirms CNN’s undisputed leadership in international news across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

The Ipsos Affluent Survey Global finds that CNN reaches 36% of affluent audiences* across the world every month via TV and digital**. This puts CNN in a dominant leadership position – with a third bigger audience than the BBC (27% reach) and even further ahead of other outlets such as Sky News (24% reach), euronews (20%) and Al Jazeera English (10%). CNN is also well ahead of business news brands such as Bloomberg (15% reach) and CNBC (14%).

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Asahi Kasei Embraces the Future Through Sponsorship of CNN Theme Week 'On Japan'
October 26th, 2016
04:41 AM ET

Asahi Kasei Embraces the Future Through Sponsorship of CNN Theme Week 'On Japan'

In the theme week ‘On Japan’, CNN International’s Tokyo correspondent Will Ripley uncovers the latest Japanese innovations set to revolutionize how we are entertained, travel and compete in the sporting arena.

Starting this week, ‘On Japan’ is accompanied by a partnership between CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and the Japanese global chemical company, Asahi Kasei. This international campaign is the latest partnership between CNNIC and Asahi Kasei, and spans sponsorship of the five ‘On Japan’ TV segments, a special 30-minute program as well as digital elements. In addition, the multi-platform campaign includes a native ad integration on CNN Digital which includes storytelling around Asahi Kasei’s automotive business. The native solution was produced by Create, CNNIC’s branded content studio. Using CNN AIM (Audience Insight Measurement), the campaign is targeted to increase Asahi Kasei’s brand awareness amongst CNN’s upscale cosmopolitan audience of business decision makers, top managers and a curious, technically interested ‘On Japan’ audience – specifically audiences in Europe, North America and Asia.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 45 & 46
October 25th, 2016
10:50 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 45 & 46

Culinary Journeys: Sanjeev Kapoor

Thursday 17 November at 0930 GMT / 1030 CET

Friday 18 November at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET

Saturday 19 November at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1630 GMT / 1730 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

This month, ‘Culinary Journeys’ reports from Mumbai, India's richest and most populous city.

For years, wave after wave of immigrants from all over India have travelled to Mumbai bringing their culinary treasures with them. From street-food staples to the gastronomic legacy of the Mughal emperors, Indian cuisine is ancient, rich, and diverse in its culinary customs, ethnic influences, and flavours.

‘Culinary Journeys’ follows acclaimed chef Sanjeev Kapoor (pictured), a culinary master whose television cooking shows have been a guide for many aspiring home cooks. A true ambassador of Indian cuisine and hospitality, the chef takes viewers inside the kaleidoscope of colours, flavours and social gatherings that surround India's five-day festival of lights.

Religions make up a large portion of the cultural fabric of India; all the different regional variations and rituals are reflected in its gastronomy – particularly at times of festivity. Diwali is such a celebration – one that is expressed through the medium of food.

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CNN International Adds Cyril Vanier to Atlanta Lineup
October 20th, 2016
02:43 PM ET

CNN International Adds Cyril Vanier to Atlanta Lineup

Cyril Vanier is joining CNN International as an Atlanta-based anchor, it was announced today by Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CNN International. He will anchor Europe morning editions of CNN Newsroom starting this Friday.

Vanier comes to CNNI from France 24, where he was most recently an anchor and international affairs editor in Paris. In addition to anchoring the network’s flagship shows, he also reported on major breaking news stories across the Middle East and Africa – Tunisia, Mali, Afghanistan and Libya – as well as France, where he covered the terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan concert hall.

McCarthy said: “We’re pleased to welcome Cyril to CNN International. His extensive field experience across Europe, Africa and the Middle East together with his versatility as a journalist will enhance our programming and network as a whole."

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Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016
Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi (pictured, centre) with Greg Beitchman, VP, Content Sales and Partnerships, CNN International and Yolisa Phahle, CEO of M-Net.
October 17th, 2016
05:05 AM ET

Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony.

The pair shared the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for their combined work ‘Terror Crossing’ which was chosen from record number of 1,637 entries spanning 38 countries across the African continent.

Mwilu and Idi’s ‘Terror Crossing’ is an in-depth investigative documentary about security at the Kenya-Somali border in Mandera county. The story was aired by Kenya Television Network in its investigative programme "The Lead".

Mwilu and Idi said: “We are overwhelmed by this accolade. It is a dream come true to win the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award for a story that we believe passionately in and one that we felt was important to tell.”

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WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World debuts tonight in simulcast on CNN & CNN International
October 12th, 2016
06:33 PM ET

WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World debuts tonight in simulcast on CNN & CNN International

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We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay premieres tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12, on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm in simulcast.  According to the USAID, more than 62 million adolescent girls around the world are not enrolled in school, yet societies with educated girls have lower rates of infant mortality, higher GDPs, and contribute to the financial success of their families.

The one-hour film, We Will Rise, explores stories of sacrifice, perseverance, and success among girls in Liberia and Morocco who are pursuing their educations despite societal pressures, family obligations, and few financial resources.

Singer Andra Day's moving anthem, "We Will Rise" is the theme song for the film.  The trailer to the film can be seen, here: http://cnn.it/2er26sj

We Will Rise will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am.  The film premieres on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm.  All times Eastern.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 43 & 44
Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, who features in 'CNN Style: Nashville' (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage via Getty)
October 11th, 2016
01:09 PM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 43 & 44

CNN Style: Nashville

Saturday 5 November at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET

Sunday 6 November at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

In November, ‘CNN Style’ sets off for Nashville, Tennessee, to explore the city's evolution from classic country to contemporarily hip.

Hosted by Derek Blasberg, the programme meets Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon (pictured), who shows off her Nashville inspired clothing brand, Draper James to the programme. Witherspoon gives Blasberg a personal dance lesson in an authentic southern honky-tonk bar.

‘CNN Style’ also meets Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow, who gives the programme a look inside her home to show how decor and design are done in Nashville.

Blasberg accompanies Victoria’s Secret model, Lily Aldridge, to try on some southern boots – not the traditional cowboy variety, they're Peter Nappi leather boots with a European twist.

Also famed for its music scene, ‘CNN Style’ visits the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

Holly Williams, the granddaughter to legendary country artist Hank Williams Sr., takes Blasberg through her grandfather's suit archive.  Williams explains how Nashville's country flare translates on and off the stage.

In exploring Nashville’s music scene, ‘CNN Style’ receives a personal tour of the Gibson Guitar factory to see first-hand the amount of design and artistry that goes into making the classic guitar.

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