You might know Christiane Amanpour from her nightly show on CNN International. Or maybe from her Peabody Award for groundbreaking journalism. Or, perhaps from her exclusive television interviews with international leaders like Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak or Libyan prime minister Muammar Gaddafi. But she first made a name for herself as a war correspondent in the 1990s, when she reported from Bosnia and made observations that her fellow journalists simply weren’t willing (or able) to say. The unflinching determination to be “truthful, not neutral” is what makes Amanpour so admirable, and remains the official slogan for her show today.
This week, the renowned journalist was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the International Press Freedom Awards. The event came just a day after the president-elect of the United States held a meeting with members of the press, and reportedly “scolded” them for their allegedly biased treatment of his campaign. Before accepting her award, Amanpour sat down with MarieClaire.com to discuss Trump, fake news, and the “post-truth” world we’re currently living in.