August 13, 2014 16:57
RT to compete for top award in Emmy International final
MOSCOW. Aug 13 (Interfax) - The RT television channel has for the third time reached the final in the prestigious News Emmy International award, with its series of reports about a hunger strike by Guantanamo prisoners, the TV channel's external-communications department said in a statement.
The Russian TV channel has been nominated for the international award for its series of reports about the hunger strike by inmates at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo (Cuba) in protest against illegal imprisonment and mistreatment.
"After several months of talks and bureaucratic hurdles RT correspondent Anastasia Churkina managed to get inside the notorious prison where terror suspects have been held indefinitely without trial for over a decade now. As part of the special Guantanamo project RT journalists spent six months covering mass protests at the U.S. prison and talking to experts and ex-prisoners of Guantanamo," the statement said.
This is the third time that RT has been nominated for the News Emmy, the channel said. In 2010, RT was nominated for a report about the first Russia visit by U.S. President Barack Obama in July 2009, and in 2012 for its coverage of Occupy Wall Street protests which began in the U.S. in 2011.
Emmy International is the equivalent of the Oscars in the television industry and is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards. It is awarded by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the world's largest organization which brings together representatives from the leading broadcasting companies from across the globe. This year the News Emmy International award ceremony will be held in New York on September 30.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 24, 2016
Belarus offers Poland cooperation in power supplies from Astravyets NPP to EU
S-400 anti-aircraft missile system supplies to Belarus likely while improving military-technical cooperation agreements - Russian ambassador
Placement of Russian air base in Belarus impossible due to lack of relevant agreement - Russian ambassador in Minsk
Russian embassy to Estonia condemns unveiling of bust to former Waffen SS serviceman at school in the country
Moldova's MFAEI summons Russian ambassador due to rotation of Russian peacekeepers in Transdniestria
Patrushev arrives in Bern to hold Russian-Swiss security consultations
Georgia calls for dialogue with Russia, bilateral business ties improving despite absence of diplomatic relations - Abashidze
Moldovan businessman, city of Orhei Mayor Shor calls on city's resident not to vote in presidential election
Kyiv may restart transit gas offtake from pipe in winter - Russian permanent representative to EU
Ruble gaining on Monday evening despite oil price decline
Russian stocks follow exchanges abroad higher, but lower oil weighs; Mechel, Razgulay rally
Novatek expects small decline in gas production in 2017 (Part 2)
Rose Gottemoeller, who is serving her final days in the post of U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and who will soon leave for Brussels, where she will take the position of NATO Deputy Secretary General, has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Ksenia Baygarova, in which she speaks about Moscow‘s recent decision to suspend the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement.
George Papadopoulos has been one of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s foreign political advisors since March 2016. Prior to this, he was an advisor to Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and Republican Party member who dropped out of the presidential race. Papadopoulos previously worked for various research institutes dealing with global politics. His sphere of interest is global energy. Papadopoulos has given an interview to Interfax‘s correspondent Ksenia Baygarova in which he discusses his views on U.S.-Russia relations, the Syrian crisis, NATO expansion and the dependence of the EU on Russian energy. Papadopoulos noted that his opinion does not necessarily coincide with that of Trump.
U.S. co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick, who has recently visited Moscow, has given an interview to Interfax‘s foreign political desk editor-in-chief Olga Golovanova in which he speaks about Washington‘s perception of the prospects of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.