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.
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 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 diseaseIn 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.
BRONZE WORLD MEDAL: Best News Anchor, Anand Naidoo for his interview of Nick Griffin, Chairman of the British National Party on The Heat.
BRONZE WORLD MEDAL: Best Coverage of a Continuing News Story — Afghanistan Re-Born?
2. Security in the Hands of Afghans https://vimeo.com/91744362
3. Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining https://vimeo.com/91744952
4. Afghanistan’s First Media Mogul https://vimeo.com/92263309
5. Major Ghulum Farooq https://vimeo.com/91744756
6. The Future of Afghanistan’s Youth https://vimeo.com/92264541
7. Alison Spann Looks Back on Afghan War https://vimeo.com/92264739