11:32 AM ET, April 10th, 2014

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April 16th, 2014
12:15 PM ET

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh: Non-violent exchange of armor in Slaviansk a "nightmare" for Kiev's central government

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) reports from Slaviansk, a town in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian militants took control of Ukrainian armored personnel carriers Wednesday.

"It feels very calm here. We wouldn't have been able to do this broadcast like this to you a couple days ago. People, I think, really feel now that tension has passed, perhaps the moment is over," Walsh reports.

"What happens now? Does this stay part of Ukraine or  does it become a separate republic or does it become part of Russia? Those are the big questions. But this armor changing hands without violence quite a nightmare for the Kiev central government."

Topics: Nick Paton Walsh • Ukraine
CNN takes two AIB awards for Syria, Turkey coverage
From left to right: Tommy Evans, Senior Director of Coverage in London; Deborah Rayner, Vice President of EMEA; and Alex Platt, CNN Photojournalist
November 7th, 2013
01:18 PM ET

CNN takes two AIB awards for Syria, Turkey coverage

CNN was a double winner at the 2013 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) awards ceremony in London Wednesday night.

CNN's coverage of the anti-government protests in Turkey won in the "Live Journalism – TV" category, with the judges praising the "great live, on-the-ground reporting in challenging circumstances."

CNN also won in the "Short Feature" category for Damascus Undercover: Daraya, with the judges commenting that CNN's "insightful reporting made this a moving and gripping report." You can watch a portion of this undercover reporting here.

Click here for a full list of winners.

Topics: Arwa Damon • Nick Paton Walsh • Syria • Turkey
November 4th, 2013
04:22 PM ET

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on jihadi smuggling route in southern Turkey

CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) reports exclusively on a route in southern Turkey where would-be jihadists are being smuggled into Syria. He travels the route with a smuggler who says many recruits – who ultimately join the Syrian al Qaeda-linked radical group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - find crossing into Syria a religious experience.

"When they get to the fence, they kneel and cry, they weep, like they've just met something more precious to them than their own family. They believe this land, Syria, is where God's judgment will come to pass."

Topics: CNN • Nick Paton Walsh • Syria • Turkey
CNN Wins Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards
October 1st, 2013
11:01 PM ET

CNN Wins Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards


CNN Worldwide was awarded with three Emmy Awards at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Awards. CNN’s diverse recognitions of its journalism include:

Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form

Election Night in America

Seven CNN control rooms in three separate cities with hundreds of staffers worked together to tell the story of the election in a blockbuster broadcast symphony. In addition to getting the votes first, CNN also got the analysis right, with John King at the "Magic Wall" to put reporting expertise on display with a visual tool that out each precinct's fight in geographic and political perspective.

Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis

Anderson Cooper 360 – Kids On Race: The Hidden Picture

Race is one of the most explosive issues in America, and for many adults the most taboo to talk about. But simply not talking about it does not solve any of the issues and that is what the project aimed to do - get kids and their parents to talk about race and to look to this younger generation to see how far we've really come.

Outstanding Writing

Nick Paton Walsh: Reports from Syria and Afghanistan

Nick Paton Walsh's poetic writing contrasts with the sobering environments from which his stories are usually drawn. His reports punch through the daily accounts of wounded and dead, and give us a fresh way to see the grinding pitilessness of war, and its quirky inconsistencies.

In addition to these News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was awarded with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmys in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Awards • CNN • Nick Paton Walsh • Wolf Blitzer
CNN wins 6 Edward R. Murrow Awards
June 12th, 2013
01:37 PM ET

CNN wins 6 Edward R. Murrow Awards

Today the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized CNN with six National Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievement in the following categories:

Continuing Coverage
CNN's Reporting from Inside Syria

News Series
Damascus Undercover

Reporting: Hard News (Radio)
When Police Shoot
CNN Radio

Reporting: Hard News (TV)
Nick Paton Walsh's Reporting from Inside Syria

Use of Sound/Video
Saturday Night Fever's Brooklyn Legacy
CNN Radio

Sandy: Memories of the Jersey Shore
CNN Radio

View the entire list of winners here.

Topics: Arwa Damon • Awards • Ben Wedeman • CNN • Ivan Watson • Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
April 25th, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Zubeidat Tsarnaev speaks to CNN's Nick Paton Walsh

Zubeidat Tsarnaev, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects, tells CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) she's not sure what to think of the attack that left three people dead last week.

“I saw a very, very interesting video last night that they – the marathon was something like a really big play," says Tsarnaev. "There is like, paint instead of blood, like it is made-up something.”


April 22nd, 2013
10:47 AM ET

CNN speaks to Tsarnaev brothers' aunt in Dagestan

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) tracks down Pateimat Suleimanova, an aunt of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in Dagestan.

Here she discusses Anzor Tsarnaev's reaction to seeing his sons on television, as well as her reaction to Tamerlan adopting Islam.

"It's strange to me that it was him [Tamerlan] who adopted Islam – not his father, not his mother, but himself. They hadn't prayed before they went to America. Nobody taught him – he learned everything himself."

April 20th, 2013
12:52 PM ET

Suspects' father plans to come to U.S.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh briefly engages with the father of the Tsarnaev brothers as he was driving away from his home in Dageston.

CNN honored with Peabody Award for coverage of Syria
March 27th, 2013
10:55 AM ET

CNN honored with Peabody Award for coverage of Syria

Today CNN was honored with a 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage inside Syria and Homs in 2012. Recognizing excellence and meritorious work in journalism, the Peabodys described CNN's coverage of Syria as "thorough, voluminous and well-contextualized."

From the George Foster Peabody Awards:

CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria & Homs 2012 (CNN)
As political unrest in Syria disintegrated in civil war, CNN’s news teams provided unmatched eyewitness documentation, analysis and context.

Topics: Arwa Damon • Awards • Ben Wedeman • Breaking News • Ivan Watson • Nic Robertson • Nick Paton Walsh • Nima Elbagir • Syria
January 9th, 2013
11:48 AM ET

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh reports live from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees are facing freezing temperatures, flooding and harsh wind.

For an in-depth look at CNN's coverage of the refugee crisis caused by Syria's ongoing civil war, go here.

Topics: Breaking News • Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
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