Russian news channel RT has been nominated for an International Emmy in the News category.
RT, Russia's first international news channel, was nominated for its coverage of Occupy Wall Street, a movement that started in New York City in 2011 and has since spurred a worldwide phenomenon. RT became one of the first TV networks to provide in-depth coverage of the Occupy protests from their inception.
"Two years ago we became the first Russian TV channel to become an Emmy finalist in the News category," said Margarita Simonyan, RT's editor-in-chief. "We are very happy and very proud to once again be the sole channel representing Russia in the competition for the biggest TV award in the world. We hope that second time will be the charm!"
RT is the first Russian TV network with two career International Emmy nominations. In 2010, it was nominated in the News category for its coverage of President Obama's first official visit to Russia in the previous year.
Among RT's competitors vying for the Emmy statuette are Qatar's Al-Jazeera English, Japan's NHK and Brazil's TV Globo.
Launched in 2005, RT broadcasts around the clock from its studios in Moscow and Washington, D.C., and is available in English, Arabic and Spanish to more than 550 million viewers in more than 100 countries around the globe. RT streams online at RT.com.
The International Emmy Awards are presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for excellence in television. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will take place on Oct. 1 in New York City.
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