Christiane Amanpour – a landmark for international journalism and women’s rights campaigner

On World Press Freedom Day, a short laudation for a journalist whom I admire a lot for her professionalism and for her attitude towards work and life that helps her to remain in the public’s consciousness.

At 65, Christiane Amanpour remains a landmark in international journalism, as evidenced by recent recognitions and awards. And she continued to wear the signs of time with dignity and ease. Even in the spotlight.

 In April 2023, the Georgia Institute of Technology awarded the Christiane Amanpour – a landmark for international journalism and women’s rights campaigner to journalist Christiane Amanpour.

As the Chief International Correspondent Network for CNN, Amanpour is known worldwide for her in-depth interviewing style and for being a trailblazer in war journalism, often putting her life on the line to speak out for the voiceless victims of war.

In 1998, the city of Sarajevo named her an honorary citizen for her unique and worthy media coverage of the civil war in Yugoslavia.

She is a journalist, writer, war correspondent, TV presenter. She hosted an interview show “Amanpour” every night on CNN International, where she interviewed top names in politics – Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Pervez Musharraf. Amanpour is also the anchor of ABC News’ Global Affairs column, “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”

Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Jacques Chirac, and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. She has interviewed other world leaders, including Iranian presidents Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as the presidents of Afghanistan, Sudan and Syria.

In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Amanpour is an active women’s rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Center for Public Integrity, and the International Women’s Media Foundation, she has used her profile to raise awareness of key global issues and journalists’ rights. She has interviewed educational rights activist Malala Yousafzai for CNN and she joined and promoted #BringBackOurGirls campaign.  

Photo: Christiane Amanpour Facebook official page

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