CCTV America wins awards in 2015 New York Festivals Competition

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20150414_212831_resized_1.jpg Americas Now Executive Producer Humberto Duran, Deputy Managing Editor Guo Chun and anchor Anand Naidoo with the awards from the New York Festivals Awards for best in TV.

CCTV America has won three awards at the 2015 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards Competition. The competition honors the World’s Best television and film of all lengths from over 50 countries.

WATCH VIDEOS OF OUR AWARD WINNING WORK BELOW.

At a ceremony held Tuesday night at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel, Bronze Medal honors for best television news coverage of Afghanistan went to CCTV America’s “Newshour.” National Correspondent Sean Callebs returned to the country where he once serviced as a U.S. State department official. In a special series of reports, Callebs described in compelling detail growing unrest before Afghanistan’s 2014 elections. Travelling from Kabul the series explored the Taliban threat to security and the dangers posed to the long term economic life of the nation.

CCTV America New York Festivals awardCCTV America anchor Anand Naidoo took a Bronze World Medal for Best Television news anchor specifically for the nightly talk program “The Heat” and its treatment of the former chairman of the far-right British National Party, Nick Griffin. Anchor Naidoo skillfully handled controversy without confrontation in a program that probed “far right-wing” politics in Europe.

On behalf of the weekly magazine program “Americas Now,” Executive Producer Humberto Duran and Deputy Managing Editor Guo Chun accepted a Gold World Medal for the program’s powerful reporting from Haiti. Correspondent Gerry Hadden followed the work of two Haitian health care professionals in the squalor of Port-au-Prince’s ‘Cite Soleil’ shantytown. Hadden portrayed a nation whose daily health care burdens would be a state of emergency in any developed country.

GOLD WORLD MEDAL: Best Coverage of a Continuing News Story — Haiti health care.

Haiti steps up health care measures to fight disease

Haiti steps up health care measures to fight disease

In Haiti fears are growing over a new wave of disease outbreaks. Cholera, which had been eradicated from the country for nearly a century, is back with a vengeance. So far, 700,000 Haitians have contracted the disease and 9,000 have died.
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BRONZE WORLD MEDAL: Best News Anchor, Anand Naidoo for his interview of Nick Griffin, Chairman of the British National Party on The Heat.

How Does British Nation Party Leader View the Rise of the Far Right?

How Does British Nation Party Leader View the Rise of the Far Right?

Nick Griffin, Chairman of the British National Party (BNP), member of the European Parliament, joins Anand Naidoo to speak from his angle on rise of the far right.
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BRONZE WORLD MEDAL: Best Coverage of a Continuing News Story — Afghanistan Re-Born?

1. Growing Unrest Ahead of Afghan Elections

Growing Unrest Ahead of Afghan Elections from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.

2. Security in the Hands of Afghans https://vimeo.com/91744362

Security in the Hands of Afghans from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.

3. Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining https://vimeo.com/91744952

Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.

4. Afghanistan’s First Media Mogul https://vimeo.com/92263309

Afghanistan’s First Media Mogul from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.

5. Major Ghulum Farooq https://vimeo.com/91744756

Major Ghulum Farooq from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.

6. The Future of Afghanistan’s Youth https://vimeo.com/92264541

The Future of Afghanistan’s Youth from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.

7. Alison Spann Looks Back on Afghan War https://vimeo.com/92264739

Alison Spann Looks Back on Afghan War from Andrew Smith on Vimeo.