TV news legend Christiane Amanpour is known for her uncompromising approach to reporting and interviewing.

Why you should listen

Christiane Amanpour is CNN's chief international correspondent and anchor of the global affairs program "Amanpour," broadcast from the television network's London bureau. She's covered the most relevant conflicts of the last decades, exposing both the brutality and human cost of war and its geopolitical impacts. From the 1991 Gulf War to the siege of Sarajevo (the city later named her honorary citizen), from the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq to the trial of Saddam Hussein the following year, Amanpour's fearless and uncompromising approach has made her popular with audiences, and a force to be reckoned with by global influencers.

During the Balkan wars, Amanpour famously broke with the idea of journalism neutrality by calling out human rights abuses and saying that "there are some situations one simply cannot be neutral about because when you are neutral you are an accomplice." Since her interview show "Amanpour" was launched in 2009, she's spoken to leaders and decision-makers on the issues affecting the world today while continuing reporting from all over the world, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Amanpour has contributed to books including Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World and The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights.

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Future visions: The talks of TEDGlobalNYC

September 21, 2017

The advance toward a more connected, united, compassionate world is in peril. Some voices are demanding a retreat, back to a world where insular nations battle for their own interests. But most of the big problems we face are collective in nature and global in scope. What can we do, together, about it? In a […]

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