Christiane Amanpour

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Christiane Amanpour is host of AMANPOUR and Chief International Correspondent for CNN. Previously, she was the Global Affairs Anchor at ABC News. She was designated as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety in April 2015 in recognition of her commitment to promote free, independent and pluralistic media, having the right to work free from the threat of violence, and contributing through this to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights.

Her illustrious career in journalism spans three decades. Her international reporting began in 1990, as a correspondent for CNN, where she reported on the international crisis in the Gulf War, followed by reporting in conflict situations in regions across the world. 

She has interviewed most of the top world leaders over the past two decades and has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, ten News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, and nine honorary degrees. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo. Ms Amanpour is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. 

In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Ms Amanpour is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Centre for Public Integrity and the International Women’s Media Foundation, she has used her profile to raise awareness of key global issues. She has interviewed educational rights activist Malala Yousafzai for CNN on several occasions - bringing focus to her courage and international advocacy work.

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