A Chinese activist who leads a campaign to expose government corruption went on trial today in Beijing. CNN’s David McKenzie was there to cover the high-profile case. Chinese officials intent on keeping the media away roughed him up, and it was captured on video. David spoke with Anderson last night but that interview wasn’t seen in China; censors cut CNN's feed when the segment aired on AC360°.
CNN’s coverage of the death and funeral of Nelson Mandela continues, with Christiane Amanpour, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Isha Sesay reporting from locations in South Africa. Correspondents Robyn Curnow, Arwa Damon, Errol Barnett and David McKenzie contribute to the coverage across CNN’s networks and platforms. Gemma Paralleda and Jose Levy contribute to CNN en Espanol’s coverage.
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CNN's David McKenzie (@McKenzieCNN) reports from a vigil in the eastern Chinese city of Jiangshan for two Chinese teens killed in the crash of Asiana Flight 214.
Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, were part of a group of 35 teachers and students from a middle school in Jiangshan traveling to California for a summer camp program.
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As CNN Worldwide marks the first year of the CNN Freedom Project, the network today announced a sweeping slate of new digital and television journalism for the project for the second half of 2012. Launched in mid-2011, the CNN Freedom Project shines light on the efforts of individuals and organizations working to fight the injustices of forced labor, sex trafficking, unauthorized organ harvesting, and other forms of human trafficking in the United States and around the world.
“The CNN Freedom Project marked a decision by our news organization to take a stand on an issue,” said Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International. “As journalists, we have resisted taking positions, but with our global resources, how could CNN not be involved in raising awareness to these horrible injustices? And, through our collaborations with heroic NGOs working in these areas, we have pushed for change and are seeing tangible results: more than 1,000 people found freedom following a CNN Freedom Project story.”
CNN correspondent David McKenzie visits a hospital treating Ebola patients in Kagadi, Uganda. He's the first western reporter to reach this hospital in western Uganda. Watch his latest report here.
On Wednesday officials working at the hospital said two more people have died in the Ebola outbreak, bringing the death toll to 16 people. Find the latest news on the Ebola outbreak here.