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MOSCOW, MARCH 30 RT Spanish has won the Mexican Press Club Award “for growth and freedom of speech advocacy,” with ‘The Keiser Report and John Pilger’s exclusive interview with Julian Assange also being honored. This is the fourth year that RT has won awards from the Club.

“The Mexican Press Club has marked the growth of RT’s television channels and its extensive coverage in many countries. RT protects freedom of speech and the audience’s right to diverse information despite the pressure and attacks it faces,” said the Club’s Secretary-General Celeste Saenz de Miera.

“We are grateful to our colleagues in Mexico’s professional community for acknowledging our contribution. We are particularly happy about receiving the Growth and Freedom of Speech Advocacy Award. RT journalists simply do their job, telling the viewers about the things they witness,” RT Spanish Editor-in-Chief Victoria Vorontsova said.

RT’s ‘Keiser Report’ received the Press Club Award in the Financial Analysis category, while John Pilger won in the Interview category for his piece with WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange, which aired exclusively on RT.

In 2016, RT Spanish was awarded in the Best News Coverage category, particularly for its coverage of the Syrian conflict. Previously, RT Spanish won the Best TV Channel award two years in a row, in 2014 and 2015.

RT is a global TV news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow, Washington, DC, and London. It is available to 700 million viewers worldwide. RT is the most-watched TV news network on YouTube with more than 4 billion views. It is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for best 24-hour broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to be a five-time Emmy finalist.

Certamen nacional e internacional de periodismo is one of the most prestigious journalistic awards in Latin America. It was founded by the Mexican Press Club in 1952. A professional jury comprised of Club members annually acknowledges prominent achievements by media organizations around the world.