As all 115 cardinal-electors meet at the Vatican this week, Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) and Anderson Cooper (@AndersonCooper) lead CNN’s coverage of the Papal Conclave live from location in Rome. Ben Wedeman (@BenCNN), Miguel Marquez (@MiguelMarquez), Dan Rivers and Becky Anderson (@BeckyCNN) report for the network, along with CNN en Español’s Adriana Hauser (AHauserCNN) and Jose Levy (JoseLevyCNN). CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen (
@JohnLAllenJr) contributes analysis.
CNN.com offers full coverage leading up to and during the conclave via a special section page at CNN.com/Pope, with content explaining how the new pope will be chosen, a glimpse into the Catholic Church today and why this matters to non-Catholics. CNN.com/live will also live stream coverage of the smoke that comes from the Vatican's rooftop online and on the CNN Apps.
Additionally, CNN.com presents two interactives related to the pope: one that explains how the next pope will be decided and another that breaks down information on the possible papal contenders. Users can also click through photo galleries of the shortest-reigning popes and the longest-reigning popes.
In March’s edition of ‘Open Court’, host Pat Cash is on the sidelines of the Sony Open in Miami – a tournament which attracts the best players in the world, all vying for the prestigious hard court title. FULL POST
CNN International's Christiane Amanpour continues to anchor live coverage from Rome all this week – the last week for the papacy of Benedict XVI.
On Wednesday's program, she spoke with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, DC for the Catholic Church and a cardinal participant in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. McCarrick today commented on what kind of cardinal is likely to become the next pope, his thoughts about Father Mahony’s recusal from the conclave, and whether he feels the Church is in ‘crisis’ as Pope Benedict XVI resigns on Thursday.
On Thursday's program, Amanpour will have an exclusive interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the North American College of Cardinals. Amanpour airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pmET in North America, and at 9:00pmCET in Europe. The full transcript of this program may be found here.
CNN International's Christiane Amanpour anchors live from Rome all this week – the last week for the papacy of Benedict XVI.
On Monday's program, she spoke with Tom Rosica, assistant spokesperson to the Holy See, about today's announced resignation of the U.K.'s Cardinal Keith O'Brien, amid claims that he made sexual advances towards other priests, and also Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, criticized for his handling the priest sexual abuse crisis. Despite the circulation of a petition to protest his participation in the upcoming Vatican conclave to select a new pope, Father Rosica confirmed during his interview with Amanpour that Cardinal Mahony is now in Rome and expects to participate in the selection process.
In addition to Father Rosica, Amanpour interviewed journalist and former Dominican friar, Mark Dowd, who is openly gay, who describes homosexuality as a "ticking time bomb in the Catholic Church," suggesting that perhaps half of the clergy are homosexual.
And also on Monday's program, Amanpour interviewed veteran Vatican journalist, Marco Politi, of la Repubblica about the factors that may have influenced the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, about clergy practicing their sexuality despite their vows of celibacy, and other challenges facing the new pope.
London, 21 February 2012: Last night at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, CNN International was crowned News Channel of the Year, beating off competition from the BBC and Sky News.
The network’s treatment of stories over the past year, from the intensifying conflict in the Middle East and the travails of the Eurozone, through to elections in the United States, Europe, and Asia, via extreme weather, the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee and more, won the votes of the RTS jury.
Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President of CNN International, said: "The determination and fearlessness of our reporting is an immense source of pride for me, and this award is testament to those qualities. To be recognised by our peers in this way is also a great honour. Professional journalism has a more important role than ever in today’s changing world, and the succinct, powerful coverage we’ve delivered underlines that value to our audiences.” FULL POST
London, 20 February 2013 – Turner executive Rani Raad will become Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, CNN International, it was announced today by Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner Broadcasting System International, parent company of CNN International. FULL POST
With 2.5 million orphans as defined by UNICEF, Uganda has become a prime destination for those looking to adopt children. While other adoption hotspots, like Russia and China, have clamped down on or even moved to ban foreign adoptions, for Americans Uganda has maintained relatively lax laws. This has led to a significant boom in international adoptions.
'World’s Untold Stories: Adopting Africa’ follows the fortunes of Zach and Philip, two young Ugandan boys brought to America by the Harding family. While these children may be afforded more opportunities than they would in the country of their birth, many in Uganda wonder what they might lose by being raised abroad. From the slums of Kampala to the frozen landscape of Minnesota in winter, this powerful programme examines the highs and lows of adopting from Africa.
London 18th February, 2013: CNN International will debut second screen technology for its new half hour weekly football debate show, 'CNN Football Club'(www.cnn.com/footballclub), enabling online users to view and manipulate real time data and statistics on Champion's League players and teams and share comments via social media including Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
Powered by London-based start-up, Squawka (www.squawka.com), the functionality gives users the chance to take centre stage in the Champion's League match commentary by going head-to-head with each other in a debate style set-up that mirrors the format of the 'CNN Football Club' show, on air. Squawka will also power a touch screen application, enabling host Pedro Pinto and guests to use statistics to analyse football games in the studio for audiences at home. FULL POST
London 15th February: Hublot has signed up as the official timekeeper of CNN Football Club and sponsor of the 24/7 online countdown to the next Champion’s League match. The commercial deal, brokered by CNN Ad Sales, sees the premium watchmaker benefit from a unique association with football programming for a luxury brand, across the weekly football debate show’s web page www.CNN.com/footballclub.
The deal includes Hublot brand association with the real-time Champion’s League social media debate on the CNN Football Club website, www.CNN.com/footballclub, an online banner campaign and bespoke TV spots created airing in and around ‘CNN Football Club’ across EMEA, Asia, South Asia and Latin America. All Hublot online and on-air advertising collateral was produced by CNN Ad Sales’ in-house creative production unit, Turner Commercial Productions. FULL POST
On Monday, February 18, CNN International anchor Michael Holmes will join Suzanne Malveaux as co-anchor of Newsroom International. Malveaux and Holmes will take viewers around the world in 60 minutes covering the day's most important global news, trends and destinations.
In addition to Newsroom International on CNN/US, Holmes will continue to anchor CNN International's daily news program, International Desk