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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CNN AND MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES STRENGHEN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL DIGITAL CAMPAIGN FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT INNOVATIONS
October 4th, 2016
10:11 PM ET

CNN AND MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES STRENGHEN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL DIGITAL CAMPAIGN FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT INNOVATIONS

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is extending its commercial partnership with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) by sponsoring a 12-week global campaign of ‘Powering Your World’, a dedicated digital series on CNNMoney. This campaign builds on the successful relationship between CNN and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and is tailored to reach CNN’s upscale and sought-after international audiences.

Starting in October, ‘Powering Your World’ explores innovations that are transforming the way we create and use energy – everything from solar roadways in northern Idaho, to wind power in Scotland, to breweries powered by wastewater. The green pioneers and their projects featured in this series are creative, eco-friendly solutions that might help to save our planet.

The advertising solution includes extensive Mitsubishi Heavy Industries branding on the microsite with commercial content produced by Create, CNNIC’s award-winning, in-house branded content studio. The campaign also uses CNN Audience Insight Measurement (CNN AIM) to specifically reach Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ key audience of C-suites, business decision makers, opinion leaders and affluent users.

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Unique collaboration between CNN and Ministry of Education, University and Research puts slavery issues at the heart of Italian curriculum
October 4th, 2016
10:39 AM ET

Unique collaboration between CNN and Ministry of Education, University and Research puts slavery issues at the heart of Italian curriculum

CNN is working together with Italy’s Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to educate young people across the country about human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

A Memorandum of Understanding signed in Rome by Minister of Education Stefania Giannini and CNN Freedom Project Executive Editor Leif Coorlim agreed to incorporate the ground-breaking CNN Freedom Project into the Italian education system. Effective from this current year, CNN Freedom Project materials will be made available through the network of educational institutions across Italy.

Under the agreement – facilitated by CNN International Commercial and CNN Freedom Project supporter The Essam & Dalal Obaid Foundation (EDOF) – video material from CNN Freedom Project will be used to increase awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery among Italian students. The award-winning journalism – spanning reports, documentaries and digital content – will be used in classrooms to promote practical solutions to improving the care of people affected by such issues. Italian students will also be encouraged to join and contribute to the CNN Freedom Project’s efforts.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 41 & 42
South African Chef Reuben Riffel (pictured, right)
September 23rd, 2016
01:05 PM ET

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Culinary Journeys: Reuben Riffel

Thursday 20 October at 0930 BST / 1030 CET

Friday 21 October at 0430 BST / 0530 CET

Saturday 22 October at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1630 BST / 1730 CET

‘Culinary Journeys’ in October heads to the rainbow nation for an exploration of South African cuisine with the country’s top chef, Reuben Riffel (pictured, right).

Born and raised in the Western Cape, chef Riffel built an impressive reputation at his harbour-front restaurant, the One&Only before becoming one of the most recognisable faces in the country as a judge on ‘MasterChef South Africa’.

Riffel embarks on a journey for CNN to explore a food tradition which unites people across the country – braai.

Meaning ‘barbecue’ in Afrikaans, this method of cooking over a wood fire is a chance for family and friends to gather over juicy steaks and sausages.

Along the way Riffel visits some of Cape Town’s liveliest food locations – learning the art of shisa nyama (meaning ‘burnt meat’ in Zulu) by working the grills at the famous Mzoli’s before picking up spices and sweet treats in the colourful Bo Kaap neighbourhood.

Riffel also travels beyond the city to visit Renata Coetzee, a food historian and nutritionist who has helped to nurture a garden of indigenous herbs used by the native people of southwestern Africa.

Concluding his journey, Riffel celebrate with a braai in the heart of the Cape Winelands: a true appreciation of friends, food and hospitality.

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CNN Wins Four News And Documentary Emmy Awards
September 22nd, 2016
12:20 PM ET

CNN Wins Four News And Documentary Emmy Awards

CNN Worldwide was awarded with four Emmy ® Awards at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Awards held last night in New York. CNN’s diverse recognitions include:

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360, Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon

For months CNN’s Arwa Damon and her team followed the unprecedented wave of refugees coming to Europe, moving with them through the corridors of passage, and bringing a sense of immediacy to an unpredictable story with many lives at stake. The team showed exceptional grit and commitment, broadcasting live from all manner of transport as the refugees tried to push on through Europe to get to Germany, their preferred destination. The team’s endurance and skill was best illustrated by their race through cornfields with fleeing refugees, after the migrants broke out of a holding camp in Hungary where they were frustrated at being made to wait. The field team reacted quickly and managed to maintain a serious level of production at a fast clip. This distinctive work helped nudge European leaders to review their inconsistent immigration policies and deal urgently with the pressing needs of the refugees. FULL POST


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Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October
September 21st, 2016
04:49 PM ET

Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October

Global Broadcasts of ‘We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate

Girls Around the World’ for the International Day of the Girl Begin Oct. 11

CNN Films is producing a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. Singer Andra Day’s motivational anthem, ‘Rise Up’ will serve as the theme for the film. The Documentary Group, which produced CNN Films’ first co-production, ‘Girl Rising,’ also produced this special one-hour film.

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay will premiere on CNN International on the International Day of the Girl during primetime in Asia, Europe, and Africa on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:00am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm. All times Eastern.

The CNN/U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9:00pm will simulcast on CNN International; We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am. The film will premiere on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm. All times Eastern. The film will premiere on CNN en Español on Saturday, Nov. 5, viewers are asked to check local listings for exact airtimes. FULL POST

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 39 & 40
'In 24 Hours' host James Williams (left) with British chef Jamie Oliver (right)
September 14th, 2016
10:36 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 39 & 40

London In 24 Hours

Wednesday 5 October at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 8 October at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 9 October at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

In October, ‘In 24 Hours’ continues its tour of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities with a programme in London.

Host James Williams (pictured, left) discovers what makes this historical metropolis tick, beginning with a ride on a speed boat that was previously driven by British icon James Bond. Travelling from Chelsea to Tower Bridge, Williams takes in the London skyline from the River Thames.

Williams continues his morning at the All England Tennis Club, playing a game of tennis with CNN ‘Open Court’ presenter and former Wimbledon Winner, Pat Cash. After practicing his backhand on the immaculate grass courts in SW19, Williams heads to lunch with a famous British chef.

Chef Jamie Oliver (pictured, right) helps Williams prepare lunch at one of his own cooking schools in the British capital. Over a freshly prepared Thai curry, Oliver shares his tips for where is best to eat in London and explains the city’s ever-evolving tastes.

Williams begins his afternoon by exploring London’s private member’s club scene, meeting Fernando Peire, director of the Ivy Club.

Peire explains what makes a successful social club, and what attracts guests around the world to London. FULL POST

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