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RT DOC ABOUT SYRIAN CHILD SOLDIERS SELECTED AT ONE WORLD MEDIA AWARDS

MOSCOW, APRIL 17—RT’s documentary “Where Childhood Died”, which examines the mental and emotional suffering of Syrian children who reside in areas formerly held by rebels, has been longlisted at the One World Media Awards — a prestigious competition recognizing outstanding media coverage of the developing world.

RT’s documentary “Where Childhood Died” has been longlisted in the “Television Documentary” category at this year’s One World Media Awards. RT’s work has been selected alongside entries by VICE, Sky News, BBC, Channel 4, BBC World News, and Al Jazeera English.

RT correspondents traveled to former rebel held areas of Syria to interview former child soldiers and their families about the emotional scars left by the years of violence.

“We wondered, is it possible for these children to return to their normal life? Can they forget about these horrors? These children experienced serious psychological trauma. Parents and teachers often don’t understand how to interact with them. The important thing is to not “toss” these children away. In general, children in Syria are far older than their years. They grew up with war. They have a great desire to live, learn, and change their life,” said Lidia Vasilevskaya, the film’s author.

RT Documentary’s work has been recognized for excellence at many of the industry’s leading awards competitions, including the Media Excellence Awards, New York Festivals, Association for International Broadcasting Awards and the Broadcast Digital Awards.

The One World Media Awards, established in 1988, is a prestigious international competition that honors “the best media coverage of the developing world, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe.” This year’s winners will be announced June 17.

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