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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.

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.

ANA inspires curiosity in Japan through branded content partnership with Great Big Story and CNN International

Why is wasabi so hard to grow? What is the diet of a sumo wrestler? How can art and tofu combine for a unique restaurant experience? These are just some of the questions answered in a new video series, ‘Ichigo Ichie’, which has launched on Great Big Story and CNN International.

CNN is Africa’s #1 international media brand

CNN is the biggest international media brand amongst affluent audiences across Africa, according to the Ipsos Affluent Survey Africa, out today.

CNN International Commercial Takes Digital Advertising to the Next Level with ‘Native 2.4’

CNN is rolling out industry-leading native advertising solutions to optimise the performance of digital campaigns from commercial partners and enhance the experience of audiences engaging with branded content and digital advertising on CNN platforms.

CNN to establish multi-platform bureau in Nigeria

Stephanie Busari to head up ‘Digital-first’ operation

Lagos, 13 July 2016. CNN is launching a new, multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria, designed to give the network a nimble, broad-based, Digital-first presence in Africa’s most populous country.

Leading the operation will be native Nigerian Stephanie Busari, who takes on the role of Supervising Producer, Africa.  Busari will work across CNN’s newsgathering and digital operations, and will be the network’s first responder for all platforms. 

CNN Digital hires Mashable’s Blathnaid Healy for key London role

London, 12 July 2016: CNN Digital Worldwide has hired Blathnaid Healy as Senior Editor in its London newsroom.

Healy joins from Mashable, where she established the company’s first London office and built an editorial team that developed a multimedia editorial agenda and voice across all platforms.

New Ipsos Affluent Survey Middle East results: CNN is the Middle East’s #1 international news channel

CNN is again named as the #1 international news channel in daily, weekly and monthly reach in the Ipsos Affluent Survey Middle East.

The independent industry research study shows that the CNN International TV channel reaches 21% of the Middle East’s elite population* every month. This is well ahead of Al Jazeera English (16% reach), BBC World News (12%), CNBC (10%) and Sky News (9%) **. All other international news brands are even further behind.

CNN’s monthly reach across the Middle East increases to 28% when its digital properties are added to the scale of linear TV***.


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