CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup
May 27th, 2014
06:22 AM ET

CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup

- CNN Facebook partnership to engage global fan community
- Live TV coverage from Brazil throughout tournament
- Dedicated programming building towards the big kick-off and beyond

London 27 May 2014. CNN International will be bringing its audiences a range of in-depth news, analysis and features – across TV, online and mobile – during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup, and throughout the tournament.

The network’s coverage will include live programming from Brazil, feature programming from around the world, and online initiatives that will bring audiences up to the minute reaction and analysis from all corners of the globe. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Frederik Pleitgen • Press Releases • World Sport
May 19th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

Inside Boko Haram: CNN's Arwa Damon reports from Nigeria's Borno State

CNN’s senior international correspondent Arwa Damon (@arwacnn) reports from Nigeria’s Borno State on her exclusive interview with two Boko Haram informants who are cooperating with the Nigerian government.

Meeting in a safe house to discuss the tactics used by the terror group, these informants – who could lose their lives if caught speaking to CNN – tell her Boko Haram threatens people with joining the group or death, and warns that kidnapped girls could become human shields.

On recruiting: “They take them to the bush, and they force you to join. It’s either you join or they will kill you.”

On kidnapped girls: “They will use them to negotiate with the government about those of their members that have been detained by the government, or to use them as human shields.”


Topics: Arwa Damon • Nigeria
CNN's Arwa Damon wins 2014 Courage in Journalism Award
May 16th, 2014
10:25 AM ET

CNN's Arwa Damon wins 2014 Courage in Journalism Award

CNN’s senior international correspondent Arwa Damon has been named a recipient of the 2014 Courage in Journalism Award, it was announced today by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

Celebrating its 25th year, the Courage Awards pay tribute to female journalists who risk their lives to report the news. This year’s recipients also include Brankica Stanković from Serbia and Solange Lusiku Nsimire from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"As a journalist working for an international news network like CNN, the gender bias has largely been broken. Such is not the case for others – both men and women – in the field who have to chart their own course while facing threats at home without the protection of a major news network,” said Damon. “To be recognized alongside Brankica and Solange as well as recipients of years past – people I admire and respect, whose quality of journalism continues to raise the bar – is humbling. And it’s not just because they are women, but because they are stellar journalists who won't let anything or anyone stand in their way of pursuing the truth."

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Topics: Arwa Damon • Awards
May 14th, 2014
02:27 PM ET

Girl who escaped Boko Haram kidnappers tell CNN she'll never return to school in Chibok

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.

 

 


Topics: Nima Elbagir
May 13th, 2014
11:40 AM ET

CNN's Nima Elbagir reports: Nigerians take security into their own hands

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."


Topics: Nima Elbagir
May 12th, 2014
12:40 PM ET

Witnesses to Boko Haram's kidnapping speak to CNN

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.


Topics: Nima Elbagir
May 11th, 2014
09:51 AM ET

"We ran and we ran": A Nigerian girl tells CNN she still feels afraid after escaping Boko Haram

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

Topics: Nima Elbagir
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."


Topics: CNN NewsCenter • Isha Sesay • Nigeria
May 7th, 2014
04:55 PM ET

Exclusive to CNN: Father of two missing Nigerian schoolgirls, 'Life in Chibok, it looks like we have no hope"

In an exclusive interview, CNN's Vlad Duthiers (@VladDuthiersCNN) talks to the family of one of the abducted Nigerian School girls by Boko Haram. The father tells CNN, "Life in Chibook, it looks like we have no hope."


Topics: Vlad Duthiers
May 7th, 2014
10:31 AM ET

Isha Sesay speaks to Nigerian official about the government response to the missing girls

CNN's Isha Sesay speaks live from Nigeria with a government official about how the Nigerian government has responded to the kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls.

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