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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:14 AM

Emmys 2014: Russia Today has been nominated for Guantanamo hunger strike coverage

RT has been nominated for a prestigious International Emmy award for its groundbreaking coverage of the six-month-long mass hunger strike by inmates at Guantanamo Bay.

In its investigation, the channel helped to bring the daily brutality suffered by inmates to millions of viewers across the globe, keeping the scandal in the headlines when many in the mainstream media ignored or downplayed the story. In May 2013, President Barack Obama promised to begin letting go prisoners who were cleared for release in January 2010. However, since that promise made over 440 days ago, only 17 of the 86 have been allowed to leave.

“We are really happy and proud that we have managed to be nominated for such a prestigious award for a third time,” said RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan. “The project about Guantanamo became one of the most important investigations last year in television because the mainstream mass media did not cover this topic very much. We believe we will win.”

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Reply Emmys 2014: Russia Today has been nominated for Guantanamo hunger strike coverage (Original post)
estevamsp33 Aug 2014 OP
Cal Carpenter Aug 2014 #1
estevamsp33 Aug 2014 #3
SidDithers Aug 2014 #2
LittleBlue Aug 2014 #4
malaise Aug 2014 #5
MohRokTah Aug 2014 #6
estevamsp33 Aug 2014 #7
KoKo Aug 2014 #11
estevamsp33 Aug 2014 #8
frazzled Aug 2014 #9
zappaman Aug 2014 #12
KoKo Aug 2014 #10
reorg Aug 2014 #13
joshcryer Aug 2014 #14
davidpdx Aug 2014 #15
reorg Aug 2014 #16

Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:23 AM

1. But....but.... propaganda!!1! n/t

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:25 AM

3. Or "Conspiracy theory!!!!"... LOL n/t

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:24 AM

2. ...



Oh, and welcome to DU.

Sid

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:26 AM

4. Uh oh

 

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:28 AM

5. Oh my! This will be fun - Congrats RT!

Let me get the popcorn.


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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:37 AM

7. Important to remember:

This is their THIRD nomination for the Emmy under the category "news". Pretty good for a conspiracy theory/propaganda outlet, don't you think?

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rt-scores-third-emmy-nomination-for-news-271104511.html

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Response to estevamsp33 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:34 AM

11. Their Occupy Wall Street Movement Documentary was Excellent..

From your Link:

RT's previous nominations were in 2012 for reporting on the Occupy Wall Street movement and in 2010 for coverage of the President Barack Obama's state visit to Moscow. Finalists for the Current Affairs and News Awards are selected among entries from top international TV news channels by a panel of jurors made up of experienced television and journalism professionals. RT is the first Russian TV channel in history to receive three International Emmy nominations.

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:41 AM

8. Interesting. Not a single American TV channel among the finalists under the category "news":

NEWS

Fantástico e Jornal Nacional - Fire in a Nightclub
TV Globo
Brazil
On January 27th, the third deadliest nightclub fire in the world killed 242 people in an overcrowded night spot. Two airplanes were sent to Southern Brazil; a team of over 20 professionals covered the story. We interviewed the club owner and built a replica to explain the tragedy.

News - Guantanamo Hunger Strike Coverage
RT News Channel
Russia
RT's Guantanamo coverage penetrates the global source of controversy and shame. Detention without trial, and a spiral into a mass hunger strike that ran over six months and brought force-feeding into the global news cycle were at the core of our coverage that featured activists, experts, and ex-inmates alike.

Syria's Descent
ITN for Channel 4 News
United Kingdom
We chart Syria's descent into hopelessness, as the brutal civil war entered its third year. With searing reports from Aleppo, Damascus, Ras-al-Ayn and Zaatari refugee camps, we showed the destruction of a country and the brutalization of its people.

TV Patrol Weekend - Most Powerful Storm
ABS-CBN
Philippines
Unnerving images of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Local Name: Yolanda) aired first on TV Patrol Weekend. ABS-CBN rescued their news team trapped in Tacloban City to report on the devastation. Nothing was spared in the city and other parts of Leyte.

http://www.iemmys.tv/news_item.aspx?id=185

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Response to estevamsp33 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:17 AM

9. Because the American channels earn Emmys, not "International" Emmys

D'oh.

Here are the list of nominees for the regular Emmys in the category of News and Documentary:

http://emmyonline.com/news_35th_nominations

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Response to estevamsp33 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:29 PM

12. That's because it's for "International Emmys"

The US has it's own.

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:27 AM

10. Congratulations "RT." That was an excellent report on the Hunger Strike

at GITMO. They also did an excellent docu on Bee Death and GMO seeds. And another on US Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers returning home and how they felt about their service and the difficulties of reorienting to being back in USA.

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 02:19 AM

13. maybe it's time to review the editorial policy

governing some discussion forums on the web?

Or are they shunned as reliable news providers because their news are sometimes hitting where it hurts?

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Response to estevamsp33 (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 02:21 AM

14. Thought it was for daytime drama in fiction.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 06:07 AM

15. For their reporting on the downing of the Malaysian Airline jet

The US did it, the US did it.....



Maybe they need to add a conspiracy theory category.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 04:51 PM

16. RT never claimed the US were responsible for the accident

but every single Western propaganda outlet was parroting the "Putin did it, Putin did it!" line.

RT's reporting on the MH17 accident was thorough and extensive.

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