RT’s ‘Occupy’ coverage nominated for Emmy news award
RT has been nominated for the International Emmy Award in the news category for its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York last year. RT was one the first channels to thoroughly report about OWS.
RT has been closely following the OWS movement and continues to report on their domestic and global developments from its Moscow and Washington studios in English, Arabic and Spanish.
Two years ago RT became the first Russian channel to be the finalist for the Emmy award in the news category.
“We are very happy and proud to once again become the only candidate from Russia to be nominated for this major television award,” said RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. She added that the channel hopes to win this time.
RT is one of the four nominees in the news category announced by the International Academy of Television Arts Sciences on Tuesday. The other three are Brazil’s TV Globo Jornal Nacional for coverage of heavy rains and landslides in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro in January 2011; Japan’s NHK for coverage of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami; and Qatar’s Al Jazeera for reporting on the Libyan uprising and the fall of Tripoli.
The Academy, which was founded in 1969, is a membership-based organization promoting excellence in international television programming. It unites representatives of over 500 leading media companies from over 50 countries.
The Emmy award is considered to be the television equivalent of an Oscar.
“The 2012 nominees present a powerful showcase of the human, political and socio-economic drama unfolding daily around the world,” said Bruce Paisner, president and CEO of the Academy, in a news release.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on October 1.