Project Description

CNN

As a contract photojournalist with CNN International’s Mexico City bureau, I’ve covered breaking news and feature stories including the COVID outbreak in Brazil, the assassination of Haiti’s President and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Remarkable Video Obtained from Ukrainian Soldier Shows Battle for Kyiv

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CNN’s Matt Rivers retraces how the battle around Kyiv unfolded and how Ukraine won.

Link to video: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2022/05/05/tl-4p-rivers-jake-tapper-live.cnn

Credits

Client: CNN
Reporter: Matt Rivers
Producer: Matthew Friedman
Photojournalist: David von Blohn
Editing: David von Blohn
Fixer: Khrystyna Bondarenko
Location: Moschun, Ukraine
Published: May 2022

Powerful Haiti Gangs Preventing Hospitals From Getting Fuel

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CNN’s Matt Rivers reports on the dire situation in Haiti where powerful gangs are preventing hospitals from getting the fuel they need to power generators, but Haitian lives at risk.

Link to the full story: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/26/world/haiti-fuel-hospital-intl-latam/index.html

Credits

Client: CNN
Reporter: Matt Rivers
Producers: Natalie Gallón, Etant Dupain
Photojournalist: David von Blohn
Editing: David von Blohn
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Published: October 2021

The Wild Chase That Followed the Assassination of Haiti’s President

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The hunt for the attackers was kicked off by the Haitian security forces shortly after the assassination of Haiti’s president. It unfolded into a two-day battle in multiple sites in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, including the Taiwanese embassy. CNN’s Matt Rivers retraces the wild chase that followed the killing of the Haitian president.

Link to the full exclusive report: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/13/americas/haiti-president-assassins-gun-battle-cmd-intl/index.html

Credits

Client: CNN
Reporter: Matt Rivers
Producers: Natalie Gallón, Caitlin Hu
Photojournalist: David von Blohn
Editing: David von Blohn
Fixer: Etant Dupain
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
Published: July 2021

Migrants Face Danger as Numbers Headed Toward US Grow

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The US has seen a significant spike in migrants fleeing their native countries and making their way to the US, hoping to have a better chance of getting in with a new administration in charge. CNN’s Matt Rivers spoke to some of them.

Link to story: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/01/americas/migration-us-rises-pandemic-biden-trump-latam-intl/index.html

Credits

Client: CNN
Reporter: Matt Rivers
Producer: Natalie Gallón
Photojournalist: David von Blohn
Editing: David von Blohn
Fixer: Rubén Figueroa
Location: Villahermosa, Mexico
Published: March 2021

How Brazil’s Covid-19 Vaccine Plan Fell Apart

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Only about one million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Brazil — a stunningly low number given Brazil’s decades-long success in vaccinating its population. CNN’s Matt Rivers reports.

Link to the full story: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/01/americas/brazil-coronavirus-vaccination/index.html

Credits

Client: CNN
Reporter: Matt Rivers
Producer: Natalie Gallón
Photojournalist: David von Blohn
Editing: David von Blohn
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Published: February 2021