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RFE/RL Wins Edward R. Murrow Award For Excellence In Multimedia

PRAGUE -- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has won an Edward R. Murrow award from the U.S.-based Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

The award for multimedia, in the network television category, is based on excellence in the technical aspects of multimedia news, innovation, engagement, and investigation.

Pioneering U.S. broadcaster Edward R. Murrow
Pioneering U.S. broadcaster Edward R. Murrow

The winning package of submissions by RFE/RL contained multimedia pieces that included a photo/audio essay on Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, an interactive look on the contentious Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and the deeply personal stories of former Soviet gymnasts abused by a coach.

RFE/RL acting President Daisy Sindelar on June 19 welcomed the Murrow Award “as a testament to the excellence of RFE/RL’s broadcast and digital journalists working in some of the world's most fraught and fascinating countries.”

“We are honored to receive this recognition for providing our audiences with unique stories, powerfully told, on the most influential formats in our coverage area,” Sindelar added.

The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.

Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that the pioneering Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

Representatives from RFE/RL will attend a special ceremony in New York City on October 14 to accept the award.

Here are more links to RFE/RL’s winning submissions:

Catch Carlos If You Can by Carl Schreck and Wojtek Grojec
The Remains Of Stalin’s Dead Road by Amos Chapple
Forest Reclaiming Abkhaz Ghost Town by Stuart Greer, Aleksei Aleksandrov, and Nikita Borisov
Russian Arms Deals by Carlos Coelho
Uzbekistan’s Forbidden Art Treasures by Amos Chapple and Margot Buff
Tragedy On Sunshine Street: One Ukrainian Family's Fight For Justice by Chris Miller, Wojtek Grojec, and Andy Heil
Putin's 'State Of The Nation' Speech: Annotated, by Rob Coalson, Carl Schreck, Wojtek Grojec, and Andy Heil
Leningrad's Lost Photographer by Amos Chapple

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