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CNN to cover Davos World Economic Forum

MUMBAI: CNN's anchors Richard Quest, Becky Anderson and Charles Hodson will report live on location from Davos all week. The extended coverage will continue on the CNN European shows, 'CNN Today', 'Business International'' and 'World Business Today.

The WEF coverage includes 'CNN Connects: Our Networked World', a global forum before a live audience. This special programme looks at the social revolution that is transforming the way we get and use information.

CNN will analyse the digital ecosystem that is Web 2.0; the explosion of social networking sites as a lifestyle and business phenomenon, the vast potential of virtual communities and the growth of blogging and user generated content are all examined. 'CNN Connects' also explores the technological advances that help change the user experience in the home and office. The programme will explore the promises and pitfalls of the information revolution.

Panelists on CNN Connects: Our Networked World include Orange Ltd CEO Sanjiv Ahuja, Flickr co founder Caterina Fake, Reuters CEO Tom Glocer Linden Research chairman Mitch Kapor, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The programme will include reports from Kristie Lu Stout with an overview of Web 2.0; Becky Anderson looks at the 'silver surfers' discovering that social networking knows no age limits. Femi Oke in rural Africa looks at the mission of a cyber priest as his uses the digital world to grow his congregation and John Vause in China on self-censorship versus government censorship.

CNN International senior vice president Rena Golden said, "As some of the most powerful political and business leaders in the world gather for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, CNN will again provide full and comprehensive coverage from Davos. We will debate today's important issues and report what the leaders intend to do about them. Their agenda intersects with the issues that CNN examines daily."

CNN.com will be providing extensive coverage of the World Economic Forum's annualmeeting while broadband video news service, CNN Pipeline, will allow subscribers access to additional news feeds from Davos.

'CNN Connects: Our Networked World' will be broadcast on Friday 26th January at 0330 IST, repeated Friday 26th January at 2330 IST, Sunday 28th January at 0030 IST and Sunday 28th January at 2330 IST.

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