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CNN International Reporter Told to Stop Broadcasting from Crimea Hotel

CorenSpeaking to Anderson Cooper via phone last night, CNN International reporter Anna Coren detailed how she was told to stop broadcasting from her hotel in Crimea.

“The management of our hotel that we’ve been staying at for over a week told us that we’d basically have to shut down our operation or we’d be kicked out,” Coren said, adding the hotel would not give them a reason when asked.

“We get the feeling, a very strong feeling, that they are getting pressure,” Coren added, suggesting local militia or the new pro-Russian Crimean government might be pressuring business’ to obstruct Western reporters who aren’t just relaying a pro- Russian government message.

Meanwhile, Fox News’ Shepard Smith continued his reporting from Kiev, interviewing State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki yesterday.

“Absolutely…we sent a strong message today,” Psaki told Smith about getting the European Union on board with the U.S. threat of sanctions against Russia if its military intervention in Crimea continues.

Both segments after the jump. Read more

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More Correspondents Travel to Ukraine

fox ukraineMore correspondents are up and running from Ukraine as Russian and Ukrainian forces remain in a tense standoff in the country’s Crimea region. Secretary of State John Kerry, who flew to Kiev overnight, meets with government officials there today.

Several correspondents are traveling to Kiev with Secretary Kerry, including NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, ABC chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz and CBS State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan.

Fox News’ Shepard Smith is in Kiev, where he will anchor “Shepard Smith Reporting” from Kiev and report across all Fox News’ programs today. Tomorrow he will anchor and report from Crimea.

CNN has a number of correspondents in the region, including Matthew Chance, Anna Coren and Claudia Rebaza in Kiev and Diana Magnay and Ben Wedeman in Crimea.

Also in Ukraine, as we told you yesterday: Terry Moran and Alex Marquardt for ABC, Bill Neely and Ian Williams for NBC, Elizabeth Palmer, Clarissa Ward, and Charlie D’Agata for CBS, Anderson Cooper for CNN, Amy Kellogg for Fox News, and Nick Schifrin, Jennifer Glasse, and Phil Ittner for Al Jazeera America.

CNN International Honored at Asian Television Awards

CNN International Europe copyCNN International took home three awards at the Asian Television Awards, held this week in Singapore. CNNI won for Cable and Satellite Channel of the Year, as well as Best News Story and Best Social Awareness Program.

In the Best News Story category, Anna Coren‘s “Afghanistan Taliban Firefight” was honored. Coren was reporting with U.S. Special forces in Aghanistan when they came under enemy fire for more than 90 minutes. Sara Sidner won in the Best Social Awareness category, winning for her CNN Freedom Project documentary “Operation Hope.”

“These awards stand as a testament to the excellence and dedication of our people in Asia and around the world, with both Anna and Sara’s remarkable reports demonstrating their tenacity and fearlessness in bringing vital stories to our global audience,” CNNI EVP and managing editor Tony Maddox said in a statement.

Philippines Typhoon Coverage Enters Second Week

As coverage of Typhoon Haiyan enters its second week, some changes to ABC News’ and CNN’s correspondents in the Philippines. ABC News’ Gloria Riviera will file her final report from Manila for tonight’s “World News.” She will relocate over the weekend. Ditto CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who will anchor “AC360″ from the region tonight and travel back to the U.S. this weekend.

NBC News and CBS News will keep their correspondents on the ground at least through the weekend: Seth Doane is in the Philippines for CBS, and NBC has Dr. Nancy Synderman, Harry Smith and Ian Williams in the region. NBC also has a separate team of digital journalists there reporting for both NBCNews.com and the network’s broadcasts.

William LaJeunesse will continue to report from the region for Fox News throughout the weekend. CNN has a team of six correspondents in the region other than Cooper, including Nick Paton Walsh, Ivan Watson and Anna Coren. Another correspondent, Karl Penhaul, is en route to the Philippines.

Here’s Who’s Covering Typhoon Haiyan

SmithTyphoonThe networks have dispatched correspondents to the Philippines to cover the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Here’s a list we’ve compiled so far:

Harry Smith and Dr. Nancy Snyderman are covering for NBC News from Tacloban and Manilla.

ABC’s Terry Moran is in Manila, and Gloria Riviera is reporting from Tacloban.

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane is in the region.

CNN’s Senior international correspondent Ivan Watson, CNNI anchor Andrew Stevens and correspondent Paula Hancocks are in Tacloban, while CNNI anchor Kristie Lu Stout reports from Manila. Anna Coren is in Cebu. And Anderson Cooper will anchor his show from the Philippines tonight.

Fox News has correspondent David Piper reporting from Bangkok.

Marga Ortigas of Al Jazeera English is in Manilla.

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The Ticker: Dr. Tim, Asian Television Awards, Wells

  • After 40 years in the business, ABC News medical contributor Dr. Tim Johnson is scaling back his television schedule. TVSpy reports he will retire from his post as medical editor of WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston, at the end of the year. Dr. Tim will still contribute periodically to ABC News.
  • The 17th annual Asian Television Awards were presented last night in Singapore. Bloomberg TV’s “First Up” won for best news program and CNN International’s Anna Coren won for best news presenter or anchor.
  • Business Insider has a day in the life slideshow of CNBC’s Jane Wells. Some highlights: a trip to Reno, a pledge to wear an ugly Christmas sweater on CNBC for charity, and a grande nonfat two-pump no-foam mocha from Starbucks. “Go ahead. Mock me,” Wells writes.

Special Sunday edition of Anderson Cooper 360

CNN U.S. and CNN International continue simulcasting of coverage from Japan with a special two-hour edition of “Anderson Cooper 360″ tonight at 9pmET (10am Monday morning Tokyo time). Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Soledad O’Brien who were all dispatched to Haiti during the earthquake there, will report tonight from Japan.

CNN Tokyo correspondent Kyung Lah will contribute as will correspondents Anna Coren, Stan Grant, Paula Hancocks, and Gary Tuchman.