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Paula Newton

Self Description

October 2007: "Paula Newton is CNN’s international security correspondent based in London. She is responsible for CNN’s coverage of the issues surrounding the threat of global terrorism from the implementation of anti-terrorism measures, tensions within communities, immigration and the impact these issues have on the daily lives of many individuals.

A seasoned conflict and political reporter, Newton’s career has combined coverage of the wars in the Middle East, Kosovo and the Balkans with political affairs reporting from the major G8, NATO and Commonwealth Summits.

Newton joined CNN and moved to London in 2005 following a 12 year career with the Canadian broadcaster CTV. Her high profile roles at CTV included Moscow Bureau Chief and National Affairs Correspondent in Ottawa. Whilst at CTV she also worked as Atlantic Affairs reporter in Halifax and Quebec Affairs Correspondent in Montreal and occasionally anchored some of its flagship new shows.

Before joining CTV, Newton spent two years as an anchor/reporter at CHCH Television in Toronto and before that two years at Atlantic Television News. She started her career in 1986 as parliamentary producer at Independent Satellite News in its Ottawa Bureau.

Newton has won a number of awards including two World Medals from the New York Festival; one for a news report on organ selling and the other for her coverage of the war in Kosovo. She also won the Best Reportage Award at the Canadian Geminis.

She holds a Master of Business Administration (International Finance) from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and a Bachelor of Journalism & Political Science (Honours) from Carleton University, Ottawa. She is fluent in English, French, and Italian, and has conversational Russian and Spanish."

Third-Party Descriptions

October 2007: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) CNN (Cable News Network) Source Aug 26, 2009

Articles and Resources

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Aug 26, 2009 Child bride's nightmare after divorce

QUOTE: Child who got divorce in Yemen struggling to be a child again.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 16, 2007 Defiant artist draws Prophet Mohammed

QUOTE: Muslims in Sweden demanded an apology from the newspaper, which has stood by Vilks on his freedom of expression stand. Pakistan and Iran also lodged formal protests with Sweden.

CNN (Cable News Network)