Christiane Amanpour | The Power of Truth-Telling | 2019 Skoll World Forum

Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor of CNN, joined us at the Skoll World Forum last month in a discussion about the role of journalists, press freedom, and truth-telling in an era of seismic shifts. “Truthful, not neutral,” she told the audience, explaining that moral courage far outweighs neutrality. In a nod to the work of social entrepreneurs, she also shared her conviction that there’s great value in stories of solutions. Christiane Amanpour is CNN’s chief international anchor and host of the network’s award-winning, flagship global affairs program “Amanpour,” which also airs on PBS in the United States. She is based in the network’s London bureau. Her illustrious career in journalism spans more than three decades joining CNN in 1983. Amanpour rose through the organization becoming the network’s leading international correspondent reporting on international crisis in the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Palestinian territories, Iran, Sudan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Egypt, Libya. She has interviewed most of the top world leaders over the past two decades and Amanpour has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, eleven News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, and nine honorary degrees. In 2014, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame and in 2018 was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Amanpour is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. About the Skoll World Forum: Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information. The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Connect with the Skoll Foundation: Subscribe to our channel:… Website: Twitter: Facebook:

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