December 3rd, 2014
05:11 PM ET

CNN team gets first-hand look inside Syrian city of Kobani

A CNN team comprised of senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn), producer Raja Razek and cameraman Scott McWhinnie gained exclusive access to the front lines in Kobani, Syria.

Escorted by female Kurdish fighters, Walsh and his team witnessed firsthand the intensity of the battle with ISIS, particularly on the eastern front.

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Topics: Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
CNN takes three AIB awards, Richard Quest named TV Personality of the Year
(Left to right) Richard Quest, London Bureau Chief Tommy Evans & Moscow Correspondent Phil Black
November 5th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

CNN takes three AIB awards, Richard Quest named TV Personality of the Year

CNN celebrated three wins at the 2014 Association for International Broadcasting awards, hosted at the LSO St Luke’s in London on Wednesday night.

For the second year running, CNN was awarded the prize for best ‘Live Television Journalism’, this time for its reporting on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.

CNN also won in the 'Short News Report’ category for its coverage of a shooting which took place during clashes between Ukrainian security forces and protestors in Kiev’s Independence Square.

The climax of the evening, however, was the naming of Richard Quest as the 'Television Personality of the Year.' Quest, whose dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in the field of business broadcasting, was at the ceremony to personally receive the award. FULL POST

July 21st, 2014
11:39 AM ET

CNN Coverage: the downing of Malaysia Flight #17 in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel Crisis

Monday, July 21:

CNN's Chris Cuomo sits down with the rebel leader of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Borodai to discuss the downing of MH17.

Sunday, July 20:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to CNN's Wolf Blitzer:  “I support taking whatever action is necessary to stop this insane situation…"

On CNN's State of the Union: Secretary of State John Kerry to CNN's Candy Crowley: "There is no trust with the Russians" 

CNN correspondents on the ground covering Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel crisis from the following locations:

Ukraine:

Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN

Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

Nick Paton Walsh – @npwcnn

Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Jerusalem:

Wolf Blitzer – @wolfblitzer

Martin Savidge – @martinsavidge

John Vause – @vauseCNN

 

Israel at Gaza border:

Atika Shubert – @atikaCNN

 

Gaza:

Ben Wedeman – @benCNN

Karl Penhaul – @karlpenhaul

 

Pentagon: 

Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn

 

State Department:

Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn

 

United Nations:

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

 

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine
July 17th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser posted on Facebook: Flight was "shot down" by "terrorists." There were 280 passengers killed as well as 15 crew members.

CNN.com Story: Malaysia 777 crashes in Ukraine

 

CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations: 

Ukraine:

Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN

Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN

Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

U.S.

Christiane Amanpour – @camanpour

Fareed Zakaria – @FareedZakaria

Jake Tapper – @jaketapper

Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn

Rene Marsh – @rene_marshCNN

Michelle Kosinski – @mkosinskicnn

Jim Sciutto – @jimscuitto

Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn

Brian Todd – @briantoddCNN

Tom Foreman – @tomforemancnn

Jim Acosta – @JimAcostaCNN

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta – @drsanjaygupta

Laurie Segall – @LaurieSegallCNN

Alison Kosik – @AlisonKosik

Jason Carroll – @jasoncarrollcnn

Deb Feyerick – @DebFeyerickCNN

 

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CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for Reporting in Ukraine
June 11th, 2014
05:01 PM ET

CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for Reporting in Ukraine

CNN International’s coverage of the unrest in Ukraine has been awarded the prestigious Golden Nymph award for Best 24 Hour News Programme at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

CNN received the award for its coverage of a shooting that took place in Kiev’s Independence Square during anti-government demonstrations earlier this year.

The Monte Carlo TV Festival honors the best in worldwide television across TV series, Miniseries, TV Films, and News.
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Topics: Awards • Nick Paton Walsh • Phil Black • Ukraine
June 9th, 2014
04:59 PM ET

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh returns to Aleppo, Syria

CNN's senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) returns to the Syrian city of Aleppo, where he finds few signs of life.

He meets a British doctor working in Syria for the past two years, severely wounded six weeks ago by a bomb blast.

"First there is a plane in the sky. We duck down, and they just hit us with a bomb," he says. "I didn't feel anything. The next thing I was woken up and could not feel my leg. Things were burning around me. They took me to a hospital and when I woke up I realized I was burning. I can't sleep at night, it's unbearable."

Read Nick's first-hand account of his trip to Aleppo here.


Topics: Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
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

EMMYAWARDS

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.

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Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Awards • CNN • Nick Paton Walsh • Wolf Blitzer
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