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Brief Published: 31 May 2011

CNN Heroes


The CNN Heroes Awards celebrate “everyday people changing the world”. Each week, American broadcaster CNN profiles a different ‘hero’ nominated by a member of the public, encouraging visitors to its website to vote and get involved with the community work of their favourite heroes.

Categories include Community Crusader, Defending the Planet and Protecting the Powerless, and anyone can nominate their own hero by submitting the individual’s personal story, sacrifice, selflessness and accomplishment. The CNN Heroes will be celebrated in a televised event later this year.