CNN International


CNN International
CNN International
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CNN International logo
Launched January 1, 1984
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
(a Time Warner company)
Picture format 480i, 576i (SDTV 4:3)
Slogan Go beyond borders, The World's News Leader
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide (200+ Countries, Hotels, Cruise-Ships)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Formerly called CNN Europe
Sister channel(s) CNN
CNN-IBN
CNN Airport Network
CNN en Español
CNN Chile
HLN
n-tv
CNN Turk
CNNj
CNN+
Website edition.cnn.com
Availability
Terrestrial
La7
(Italy)
Limited retransmission over night only
TDT
(Andorra)
Channel 36
Satellite
Foxtel
(Australia)
Channel 605
Austar
(Australia)
Channel 605
Astra 1H 11778 V (digital)
Bell TV
(Canada)
Channel 511
Kabel Deutschland
(Germany)
Channel 500
Sky Italia
(Italy)
Channel 516
Directv
(Latin America)
Channel 706
GVT
(Brazil)
Channel 137
Sky New Zealand
(New Zealand)
Channel 091
Freesat
(UK)
Channel 207
Sky
(UK, Ireland)
Channel 506
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 511
DStv
(South Africa)
Channel 401
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 333
Astro Nusantara
(Indonesia)
Channel 31
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 701
TelkomVision
(Indonesia)
Channel 172
YesTV
(Indonesia)
Channel 172
Sky TV Palembang
(Indonesia)
Channel 172
Movistar Chile
(Chile)
Channel 403
Cable
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 236
MediaNet
(Maldives)
Channel 110
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 711
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 74
UPC Ireland
(Ireland)
Channel 205
TelstraClear InHomeTV
(New Zealand)
Channel 91
UPC Romania Channel 422
Cablecom
(Switzerland)
Channel 150
(digital CH-D)
Virgin Media
(UK)
Channel 607
Available on select US cable systems Check Local Listings for channels
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 52
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 28
Global Destiny
(Philippines)
Channel 20
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 20
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 40
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 711
Yes TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 172
Sky TV Palembang
(Indonesia)
Channel 172
Verizon FiOS
(USA)
Channel 105
Mountain View Satellite Corp.
Philippines
Channel 14
IPTV
Xbox 360
(Australia)
Channel 316
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 316
TalkTalk TV
(UK)
Channel 506
AT&T U-verse
(USA)
Channel 205
Bell Fibe TV
(Canada)
Channel 511

CNN International (CNNI) is an international English language television network that carries news, current affairs, politics, opinions, and business programming worldwide. CNN is one of the world's largest news organizations. It is owned by Time Warner, and is affiliated with CNN, which is mainly broadcast to the United States and Canada. Its principal global competitor is BBC World News.

CNN International is available in most countries, distributed via satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT. Its international reach is more than 200 million households and hotel rooms in over 200 countries. For most viewers it is free-to-air, though some pay TV companies include it in their pay TV packages, or issue a virtual channel to the FTA version on the same satellite. Starting late 2010, the domestic version CNN/U.S., is available in high definition to viewers in Japan under the name CNN HD. If this is a one-off case or the beginning of an international roll-out of CNN HD with more countries to come is unclear at present.

The current managing director of CNN International is Tony Maddox.[citation needed]

Contents

History

The Early Years

CNN International, in large part a result of Ted Turner's Globalization ideals, began transmissions on January 1, 1984 at first primarily broadcasting to American business travelers in hotels. The early studios in Atlanta were tucked away in various corners of the CNN Center, and the newsroom lacked even a digital clock. The vast majority of the network's programming originally consisted of simulcasts of the two domestic CNN channels (CNN/US and Headline News). In 1990, however, the amount of news programming produced by CNNI especially for international viewers increased significantly. A major new newsroom and studio complex was built in 1994, as CNN decided to compete against BBC World Service Television's news programming. CNNI emerged as an internationally oriented news channel, with staff members of various national backgrounds, even though some accusations of a pro-U.S. editorial bias persist. CNN International was awarded the Liberty Medal on July 4, 1997. Ted Turner, in accepting the medal on behalf of the network, said: "My idea was, we're just going to give people the facts…We didn't have to show liberty and democracy as good, and show socialism or totalitarianism as bad. If we just showed them both the way they were…clearly everybody's going to choose liberty and democracy."[1]

New International Era (1992-2005)

CNN International logo from 1992 to 2005

In 1992, creative director Morgan Almeida defines a progressive re-branding strategy, to target CNNI's diverse global market, making the on-air look less overtly American and with a cleaner, simpler "international" aesthetic going forwards. The word International is replaced with a globe, and the new branding features numerous international locations filmed in time-lapse, channel idents created in CGI with Velvet Design in Munich, and a news brand designed with The Attik in New York. [2]

2005 Revamp

CNN International logo from 2005 to 2009

The network undertook another major rebranding effort in 2005 overseen by the award winning creative vision of Mark Wright and London agency Kemistry. The ticker was replaced by a flipper, on-screen graphics were more unified and from October 2006 until August 2007, new studios were progressively rolled-out. However in January 1, 2009, CNN International adopted the "lower-thirds" CNN/US introduced a month earlier which were inspired by the clean modern design of the CNN I rebrand efforts.

In the U.S., CNNI North America was distributed overnight and on weekends over the CNNfn financial channel, until that channel's demise in December 2004. It is now available as a standalone, full-time channel, usually as part of digital packages of cable operators including Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, and Cox.

Going Beyond Borders (2009-present)

Throughout January until September 2009, CNN International adapted more programs that became geared towards a primetime European audience with a few titled after CNN International personalities, most notably the interview program Amanpour. On September 21, 2009, the channel launched a new tagline "Go Beyond Borders", along with a new logo, and consolidated its general newscasts (World News, CNN Today, World News Asia, World News Europe and Your World Today) into a single newscast entitled World Report.

The motto "Go Beyond Borders" emphasizes the international perspective that gives the information in this string and the plurality of the audiences. With this motto, CNN also refers to the various platforms to disseminate their contents. The new image was created between the Creativity and Marketing department and agency CNN Tooth & Nail. An important element of reform is the new evening program that adds the broadcast of programs Amanpour and World One. The makeover of CNN International has roused lots of criticisms on both the new prime time lineup and the redesigned graphics.

On January 11, 2009, the network launched a new production center: CNN Abu Dhabi based in United Arab Emirates. Then CNN International adapted half hour in its schedule with a new evening prime program for the Middle East viewers: Prism.

Also from 2010 CNN International has launched new programs for evening-prime and improve its schedule. In 2011, the Domestic CNN has added to the CNN International schedule, the new talk show program Piers Morgan Tonight.


Regional and online versions

There are six variants of CNN International:

The schedules of the different regional versions no longer differ significantly from each other, but there are still minor variations such as weather updates and show's times - notably when only the EMEA feed receives CNNUS simulcasts and the remaining feeds receive CNN International programming. CNN has reported that their broadcast agreement in mainland China includes an arrangement that their signal must pass through a Chinese-controlled satellite. In this way, Chinese authorities have been able to blackout CNNI segments at will.[3] CNN has also said that their broadcasts are not widely available in mainland China, but rather only in certain diplomatic compounds, hotels, and apartment blocks.[4]

CNN International can now be watched free of charge at CNN.com on a part-time basis. During the breaks, headlines, market data and weather are shown.

Simulcasts between CNNI and CNN/US

CNNI simulcasts CNN/US newscasts whenever major events happen in the United States or around the world. Examples include the death and funeral of Ronald Reagan, the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence Center, the Hudson river plane landing, the attempted Christmas Day bombing of flight 253 and the death and memorial service of Michael Jackson as well as scheduled events such as US elections, Presidential inaugurations and the annual New Year's Eve ball drop from Times Square.

Likewise, CNN/US occasionally turns to CNNI newscasts, primarily when major international news breaks during overnight hours in the US. A notable case was during the death of Pope John Paul II and the aftermath of the London Underground bombings of July 7, 2005. CNN/US simulcast CNNI coverage of the death of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on the night after her assassination took place. Simulcasts also happened from November 27 to 29, 2008 due to the terror attacks in Mumbai, India, January 4, 2009 when Israel launched strikes into Gaza, and during the early hours of January 14, 2010 due to the earthquake in Haiti. During such simulcasts, CNN/US takes the CNNI feed - including ticker and the white DOG (which is used on CNNI to distinguish between CNN/US, which uses a black DOG).

Although dramatically scaled down since its early days, CNNI draws from feed of the main CNN channel for Piers Morgan Tonight which is also repeated twice daily, the (live) 9 a.m. hour of State of the Union with Candy Crowley, all editions of Anderson Cooper 360°, and some CNN Special Investigations Unit documentaries. Your Money, Erin Burnett Out Front and the Saturday edition of The Situation Room are not seen live on CNNI but are seen hours after their original broadcast.

Since mid-2011, the lower bar of CNNUS containing headlines has been covered and replaced by CNNI's lower bar except during AC360 when the former's lower bar is used to supplement its show.

From 2005 until early 2008, CNNI's Your World Today aired on CNN/US[5] during the 12.00-13.00 ET timeslot. That program was initially pre-empted by Issue #1, a domestic personal finance program dealing with topics regarding the American economic, financial, and housing sectors and permanently replaced by another hour of CNN Newsroom in September 2008.

During the Atlanta tornado outbreak in March 2008, CNN/US and CNNI simulcasted coverage after Anderson Cooper 360° ended. That coverage ended around 12:40am EDT and the stations resumed their normal programming. Furthermore, the next day, with storms impending, CNN/US had to move onto CNNI's US news set and weather center to avoid water from possible flooding during the storms.

On January 17, 2011 CNN/US dropped its early morning rebroadcasts of ParkerSpitzer and Anderson Cooper 360° during the 4-6 a.m. ET time period, and began to simulcast World Business Today and World One from CNNI in those slots. Both newscasts the only programs broadcast entirely in the 4:3 picture format on CNN/US' standard-definition and high-definition feeds (the SD feed of CNN/US switched to a widescreen letterbox screen format on January 11, 2011). World One was dropped from CNNUS just a few months later to give way to an extra hour of American Morning.

Current programs

This is CNN International's schedule, effective November 7, 2011:

Weekdays

UTC+1 Program Anchor(s) Location Description
2300
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer Wolf Blitzer Washington, D. C. A tape-delay from CNN US. A newscast program that delivers the most important news and political stories of the day. For Asia Pacific viewers, World Report airs, currently from Hong Kong with Pauline Chiou.
2330
0000
World Report Anna Coren Hong Kong CNN International's general newscast. Primarily intended as a morning show for Asia Pacific viewers.
0030
0100
Anderson Cooper 360° Anderson Cooper New York A live simulcast from CNN US. A fast program, that reviews the stories of the day. On Mondays, the World Headlines then Fareed Zakaria GPS air.
0130
0200
Piers Morgan Tonight Piers Morgan Various An interview program of general interest from CNN US. (live simulcast)
0230
0300
Quest Means Business Richard Quest London An unconventional and interactive business program with reports from around the world. World Headlines at the top of the hour. (rebroadcast)
0330
0400
Erin Burnett OutFront Erin Burnett New York A contextual review of the day's top news and business stories. A simulcast but replay from CNN US.
0430
0500
World Sport Various CNN Center Details the latest international sports news.
0530
Pre-recorded Rotates daily between many weekly and monthly CNN feature programs.
0600
World Report Rosemary Church CNN Center CNN International's general newscast. Primarily intended as a morning show for European viewers.
0630
0700
John Vause
0730
0800
World Sport Various CNN Center Details the latest international sports news.
0830
Pre-recorded Rotates daily between many weekly and monthly CNN feature programs.
0900
World Business Today Charles Hodson or Nina Dos Santos and Andrew Stevens London and Hong Kong CNN International's business program that provides a look at opening European markets and the final hours of trading on the Asian markets. World Headlines at the top of the hour.
0930
1000
BackStory Isha Sesay CNN Center CNN International shows you the story behind the story, revealing a side of news that is rarely seen. World Headlines at top of the broadcast. (rebroadcast)
1030
Pre-recorded Rotates daily between many weekly and monthly CNN feature programs. An in-depth look at the World Headlines is at the top of the broadcast.
1100
World One Monita Rajpal and/or Zain Verjee London An hour wrap-up of the day's news. Primarily intended as a primetime show for the Asia Pacific viewers.
1130
1200
Piers Morgan Tonight Piers Morgan Various A replay of the interview program from CNN US. An in-depth look at the World Headlines is at the top of the hour. (rebroadcast)
1230
1300
News Stream Kristie Lu Stout Hong Kong A program where news and technology meet. Primarily intended as a primetime show for Asia Pacific viewers.
1330
1400
World Business Today Charles Hodson or Nina Dos Santos, Andrew Stevens and Maggie Lake London, Hong Kong and New York CNN International's business program that provides a coverage of the opening US and Latin American markets and the final trading hours of the European markets.
1430
1500
International Desk Michael Holmes CNN Center A fast-paced look at the news. Primarily intended as a late night news program for Asia Pacific viewers.
1530
1600
Global Exchange John Defterios Abu Dhabi A new business program, focusing on upcoming markets, broadcasting from Abu Dhabi. The headlines from the IDESK are at the top of the broadcast.
1630
1700
World Sport Various London Details the latest international sports news.
1730
Pre-recorded Rotates daily between many weekly and monthly CNN feature programs.
1800
International Desk Hala Gorani CNN Center A fast-paced look at the news. Primarily intended as a primetime show for the European viewers.
1830
1900
Quest Means Business Richard Quest London An unconventional and interactive business program with reports from around the world. The headlines from the IDESK are at the top of the broadcast.
1930
2000
Piers Morgan Tonight Piers Morgan Various A replay of the interview program of general interest from CNN US. An in-depth look at the World Headlines is at 2000 and 2030. (rebroadcast)
2030
2100
Connect the World Becky Anderson London Focuses on select stories that have impacts around the World. Primarily intended as a primetime show for European viewers. World Headlines at the top of the hour.
2130
2200
BackStory Isha Sesay CNN Center Shows you the story behind the story, revealing a side of the news that is rarely seen. World Headlines at the top of the hour.
2230
World Sport Various London Details the latest international sport news. World Headlines at the top of the broadacst.

Weekends

All news is replaced by features except:

  • World Report is in 15 or 30 minute bulletins at 0600, 0700 and 1000 with Natalie Allen or Colleen McEdwards.
  • Another World Report bulletin at 1200 with Jonathan Mann, who also anchors a 30-minute International Desk at 1500, 1800 and 1900.
  • Full half hours of World Report are at 2100, 2300 and 0000 with Ralitsa Vassileva.
  • World Sport stays at the same times as during the week.
  • A simulcast of CNN Newsroom airs Sunday/Monday morning (Saturday/Sunday night) at 0300.
  • A simulcast of State of the Union airs Sundays at 1400.
  • Global Exchange from Abu Dhabi airs at 1600 on Sundays.

Lifestyle

  • Business Traveller - Richard Quest shows viewers the latest trends and innovations that shape business travel. He also gives tips on how business travelers can be accustomed to the local culture.
  • Icon - The show hosted by Monita Rajpal features reports from arts, culture, style and design.
  • i-List - CNN's global series i-List visits a different country each month and looks towards the future. We highlight innovation and influence in business, industry, culture and more.
  • CNNGo - It is a monthly show featuring a unique take on global destinations, bringing views from genuine insiders on what gives dynamic cities in Asia and beyond their distinctive buzz.
  • Earth's Frontiers - It is a monthly feature show on CNN International bringing you the most cutting-edge stories from the front lines of our planet.
  • Eco Solutions It is a show that takes viewers around the world to meet people promoting exciting solutions to preserve our planet. Presented every Monday on World Report.

Entertainment

  • The Screening Room - Highlighting information on movies and the film industry; hosted by Myleene Klass. On hiatus.
  • Talk Asia - From CNN Hong Kong, an interview show from important people who go to Hong Kong.

Features

  • World View - The show presented by Guillermo Arduino features reports from local media outlets around the world. (formerly known as World Report).
  • Inside Africa - This show, go inside Africa with its culture, people, and reports about important African news.
  • Inside the Middle East - This show, produced by CNN Abu Dhabi, provides a look of the region's news, culture and entertainment.
  • iReport for CNN - Guillermo Arduino screens the best iReports of the week and selected content from social-networking and user-generated sites especially Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The show also occasionally features the latest developments in the technology world.
  • Revealed - This show profiles successful people and follows them as on their current ventures.
  • BackStory - This program presented by Isha Sesay shows viewers how stories of the day are produced and their challenges. A weekend "Best Of" show now also airs.
  • African Voices - Every week CNN's African Voices highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera.
  • Fareed Zakaria GPS - It is an hour-long program that takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and the decisions impacting our lives. Every week we bring you in-depth interviews with world leaders, newsmakers, and analysts breaking down the world's toughest problems. Hosted by Fareed Zakaria.

Documentary

  • World's Untold Stories - A documental from different places featuring histories that impact the world.
  • CNN Special Investigations Unit (produced by CNN/US).

Political News

  • State Of The Union: Candy Crowley

Business

  • Marketplace Middle East - It focuses on the issues, developments and trends that affect the region's business climate. Hosted by John Defterios.
  • CNN Marketplace Africa - It Offers CNN viewers a unique window into African business on and off the continent. It is the destination for movers and shakers at the forefront of African business. Presented by Robyn Curnow

Sport

  • MainSail - CNN's monthly sailing show "MainSail" explores one of the world's most tough, exhilarating and glamorous sports. Double Olympic gold medalist Shirley Robertson brings viewers the latest on sailing events, technology and business. Hosted by Shirley Robertson
  • Open Court - CNN's tennis program with Pat Cash
  • Living Golf - CNN's golf program presented by Shane O'Donoghue

Online

CNN debuted its news website CNN.com (initially an experiment known as CNN Interactive) on August 30, 1995. The site attracted growing interest over its first decade and is now one of the most popular news websites in the world. The widespread growth of blogs, social media and user-generated content have influenced the site, and blogs in particular have focused CNN's previously scattershot online offerings, most noticeably in the development and launch of CNN Pipeline in late 2005.

In April 2009, CNN.com ranked third place among online global news sites in unique users in the U.S. according to Nielsen/NetRatings; with an increase of 11% over the previous year.[6]

CNN Pipeline was the name of a paid subscription service, its corresponding website, and a content delivery client that provided streams of live video from up to four sources (or "pipes"), on-demand access to CNN stories and reports, and optional pop-up "news alerts" to computer users. The installable client was available to users of PCs running Microsoft Windows. There was also a browser-based "web client" that did not require installation. In July 2007 the service was discontinued and replaced with a free streaming service.

The now-defunct topical news-program Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics was the first CNN program to feature a round-up of blogs in 2005.[7] Blog coverage was expanded when Inside Politics was folded into The Situation Room. In 2006 CNN launched CNN Exchange and CNN iReport, initiatives designed to further introduce and centralize the impact of everything from blogging to citizen journalism within the CNN brand. CNN iReport which features user-submitted photos and video, has achieved considerable traction, with increasingly professional-looking reports filed by amateur journalists, many still in high school or college. The iReport gained more prominence when observers of the Virginia Tech Shootings sent-in first hand photos of what was going during the shootings.[8]

As of early 2008, CNN maintains a free live broadcast.[9] CNN International is broadcast live, as part of the RealNetworks SuperPass subscription outside US. CNN also offers several RSS feeds and podcasts.

On April 18, 2008 CNN.com was targeted by Chinese hackers in retaliation for the channel's coverage on the 2008 Tibetan unrest. CNN reported that they took preventative measures after news broke of the impending attack.[10][11]

The company was honored at the 2008 Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for development and implementation of an integrated and portable IP-based live, edit and store-and-forward digital newsgathering system.

On October 24, 2009 CNN launched a new version of their CNN.com website, revamping it adding a new "sign up" option where users may create their own user name, a new "CNN Pulse" (beta) feature along with a new red color theme.[12] However, most of the news archived on the website has been deleted.

CNN also has a channel in the popular video-sharing site YouTube, but its videos can only be viewed in the United States, a source of criticism among YouTube users worldwide.

In April 2010, CNN announced via Twitter its upcoming food blog called "Eatocracy," in which it will "cover all news related to food – from recalls to health issues to culture." [13]

CNN had an internet relay chat (IRC) network at chat.cnn.com. CNN placed a live chat with Benjamin Netanyahu on the network in 1998.[14]

Canceled shows

General News

  • Asia Tonight (1998–2002)
  • Asia Now
  • Biz News (2001–2004)
  • CNN This Morning (1996–2001)
  • News Biz Today (2001–2004)
  • World News
  • World News Europe
  • World News Asia
  • CNN Today
  • Your World Today

Business

  • Biz Asia (1996–2003)
  • Business Central (2001–2004)
  • World Business This Week
  • Business International (2001–2009)

Interviews, Debates and Forums

Lifestyle, Entertainment and Features

  • CNN dot com
  • Design 360
  • Inside Asia
  • eBizAsia
  • Inside Europe
  • Global Challenges
  • The Music Room
  • Next@CNN (produced by CNN/US)
  • Science and Technology Week (produced by CNN/US)
  • Showbiz Tonight (produced by CNN/US)
  • Spark
  • Art of Life - Monica Rajpal shows viewers the latest arts and fashion news
  • Global Office
  • Quest - Richard Quest goes to different people to learn different skills and he shares his experiences with viewers
  • The Spirit Of...- Becky Anderson showcases the 'Spirit of' different elements of life

Bureaus

CNN bureau locations
The CNN Center in Atlanta.
CNN Center studios.
Note: Boldface indicates that they are CNN's original bureaus, meaning they have been in operation since CNN's founding.

United States

Worldwide

Many of the following bureaus have been closed or , due to the financial crisis, their budget cut:

Current Personalities

Anchors

Meteorologists and Correspondents

  • Guillermo Arduino (Meteorologist, World View, iReport)
  • Jim Bittermann (Paris Correspondent)
  • Phil Black (London Correspondent)
  • Ivan Cabrera (Meteorologist)
  • Matthew Chance (Senior International Correspondent)
  • Robyn Curnow (Africa Correspondent, Marketplace Africa)
  • Arwa Damon (Beirut Correspondent)
  • Jennifer Delgado (Meteorologist)
  • Jill Dougherty (Foreign Affairs Correspondent)
  • Jaime A. Florcruz (Beijing Bureau Chief Correspondent)
  • Stan Grant (Beijing Correspondent)
  • Paula Hancocks (Seoul Correspondent)
  • Jenny Harrison (Meteorologist)
  • Mohammed Jamjoom (Middle East Correspondent)
  • Pedram Javaheri(Meteorologist)
  • Martin Jeannes (Meteorologist)
  • Kyung Lah (Tokyo Correspondent)
  • Lola Martinez (Meteorologist)
  • Liz Neisloss (Asia Pacific Correspondent)
  • Paula Newton (Canada and Special Correspondent)
  • Frederik Pleitgen (Berlin Correspondent)
  • Mari Ramos (Meteorologist)
  • Dan Rivers (Senior International Correspondent)
  • Nic Robertson (Senior International Correspondent)
  • Shirley Robertson (Correspondent, Mainsail)
  • Richard Roth (Senior United Nations Correspondent)
  • Bill Schneider (Senior Political Analyst, Correspondent)
  • Bonnie Schneider (Meteorologist)
  • Sarah Sidner (India and South Asia Correspondent)
  • Atika Shubert (General United Kingdom Correspondent)
  • Eunice Yoon (Beijing Correspondent)

Past Personalities

Criticism

The CNN International logo on a table viewed inside the CNN Center in Atlanta

Former CNN Beijing and Tokyo bureau chief Rebecca MacKinnon described how the news-gathering priorities of CNN International were skewed to "produce stories and reports that would be of interest to CNN USA."[19] Nevertheless, Jane Arraf, a former correspondent who was with the Council on Foreign Relations and is now a correspondent for NBC News based in Baghdad, noted that when she spoke on international affairs, CNN International would usually give her more airtime than CNN/US.[20] For its own part, former CNN executive Eason Jordan has defended CNN International's "international" perspective, saying "No matter what CNN International does, as long as CNN's headquarters is in the United States people are going to say, well, it's an American service. But the reality is that it's an international service based in the United States, and we don't make any apologies about that."[21]

CNN is one of the world's largest news organizations, and its international channel, CNN International is the leading international new channel in terms of viewer reach.[22][23] Unlike the BBC and its network of reporters and bureaus, CNN International makes extensive use of affiliated reporters that are local to, and often directly affected by, the events they are reporting. The effect is a more immediate, less detached style of on-the-ground coverage. This has done little to stem criticism, largely from Middle Eastern nations, that CNN International reports news from a pro-American perspective. This is a marked contrast to domestic criticisms that often portray CNN as having a "liberal" or "anti-American" bias. In 2002, Honest Reporting spearheaded a campaign to expose CNN for pro-Palestinian bias, citing public remarks in which Ted Turner equated Palestinian suicide bombing with Israeli military strikes.[24]

A Chinese website, anti-cnn.com,[25] has accused CNN and western media in general of biased reporting against China, with the catch-phrase "Don't be so CNN" catching on in the Chinese mainstream as jokingly meaning "Don't be so biased". Pictures used by CNN are allegedly edited to have completely different meanings from the original ones. In addition, the channel was accused of largely ignoring pro-China voices during the Olympic Torch Relay in San Francisco.

On July 7, 2010, Octavia Nasr, senior Middle East editor and a CNN journalist for 20 years, was fired after she expressed admiration on her Twitter account for a liberal-minded Muslim cleric who had recently passed away, casting doubts on the company's commitment to freedom of speech.[26] Many people from around the world have said that CNN International has recently been adding more feature programs from CNN US, making it more of a dependent sister channel to CNN US.[citation needed]

See also

Competitors

References

  1. ^ 1997 Recipient CNN International - Liberty Medal National Constitution Center
  2. ^ CNN International idents TV Ark
  3. ^ Vassileva, Ralitsa (2008-03-14). "China's media crackdown" (video). CNN. http://news.yahoo.com/i/2444. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  4. ^ Vause, John (2008-04-09). "San Francisco Torch Relay Broadcast". CNN. 
  5. ^ CNN Programs CNN
  6. ^ Top 30 global news sites for April – Editor & Publisher
  7. ^ Johnson, Peter (2005-03-20). "It's prime time for blogs on CNN's 'Inside Politics'". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/mediamix/2005-03-20-media-mix_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  8. ^ Cobb, Chris (2008-04-12). "'Citizen journalist' often there first to snap photos". Regina Leader-Post. http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=250570b8-2555-4ac0-8fb7-a0431a321e0d&k=80562. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  9. ^ "CNN live streaming website". http://www.cnn.com/video/live/live.html. 
  10. ^ "CNN website targeted", April 18, 2008
  11. ^ Claburn, Thomas: "CNN Faces Cyberattack Over Tibet Coverage" InformationWeek, 2008
  12. ^ "Welcome to the New CNN.com – Interactive tour". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/interactive/relaunch/. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  13. ^ Brion, Raphael (2010-04-13). "Eatocracy: CNN Gets in the Food Blog Business". Eater.com. http://eater.com/archives/2010/04/13/eatocracy-cnn-gets-in-the-food-blog-business.php. 
  14. ^ "How to join the chat and view the Webcast." CNN. 1998. Retrieved on February 1, 2011.
  15. ^ CNN Layoffs Jotaku News Network
  16. ^ "Jerrold Kessel, former CNN correspondent, dies at 66". Variety. 2011-02-24. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118032835?refCatId=14. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  17. ^ Jeff Koinange No Longer Employed By CNN Media Bistro, May 29, 2007
  18. ^ Wall Street Journal, requires subscription
  19. ^ Priorities of American Global TV:Humanity, National Interest, or Commercial Profit? Japan Media Communication Center, 2004
  20. ^ Bringing the War Home: American Media Coverage of Vietnam and Iraq The Century Foundation, January 19, 2006
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