Reporter’s Notebook

November 26, 2017

One year after his death Cubans remember Fidel Castro

Thousands of Cubans gathered at the University of Havana on Saturday evening to pay tribute and mark the first anniversary of the death of former leader Fidel Castro. He died, age 90, on November 25, 2016. CGTN’s Michael Voss attended the rally and files this Reporter’s Notebook.

November 3, 2017

Reporter’s Notebook: Covering Trump in China

I hope to see China with the experience of the past seven years working for China Global Television, but the new eyes of someone who has read, dreamed and written about a place, but not yet had the privilege to visit.

March 28, 2017

This is China, too

When people talk about China, they mostly talk about the big cities. They talk about how modern and flourishing these crowded metropolises are. They rarely talk about the countryside like my hometown, or farmers like my grandparents.

November 9, 2016

Joining the dots on Donald Trump

CCTV business correspondent Owen Fairclough has witnessed two insurgent populist movements cause global shock waves this year and thinks it’s time to join the dots on historic changes.

Ali Mural
June 10, 2016

My casual Friday with ‘The Greatest’

Around 1994 the epicenter of Black politico was Atlanta City Hall where legions of obnoxious incompetent people literally stole money by working inefficiently and collecting big paychecks often basking in the arrogance of their own ignorance.

November 16, 2015

Hoop dreams: My Paris, a reporter’s notebook

CCTV America reporter Owen Fairclough shares his thoughts on on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. He had previously lived in Paris for six years. For the second time in less than a year, I am thousands of miles away reporting on another atrocity in […]

Mid-day in Tehran
March 13, 2015

Iran: A visit home after 14 years

Elmira Jafari is a guest producer with CCTV America in Washington D.C. This blog contains some of her impressions on a return visit to Iran after being away 14 years.

December 31, 2014

Reporters Notebook: U.S. economy gets its groove back

In 2014, the training wheels came off the U.S. economy when one of the biggest stimulus programs in history came to an end, and in the last few months of the year, U.S. economy has outstripped every major developed country. However it still faces competition […]

December 31, 2014

Our favorite images from 2014

Sometimes the biggest stories of the year included images so powerful they seared into our collective memories. Sometimes, they were from not so well known stories. Take a look at the images we at the Digital Media team for CCTV America found the most compelling, […]