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MOSCOW, APRIL 11, 2013 – RT television network receives two prizes at the prestigious international media festival.
The Julian Assange Show, RT’s weekly interview program, won Silver World Medal in the Documentary/Information Program: Politics television category. The 12-episodes series aired exclusively on RT from April through July 2012 and featured exclusive interviews with some of the most influential and iconoclastic politicians and thinkers of the day. The program generated a media firestorm, was reported on by the most prominent media organizations and discussed in a multitude of blogs across the world. The Silver World Medal that RT was awarded for The Julian Assange Show was the highest honor awarded this year in the Politics category. The only other entry honored in that category received a Bronze. RT also won the New York Festivals Gold Medal in the Information/Magazine Program Promotion category, with its promo for From The Shadows (Desde la Sombra), a weekly show hosted by renowned author and public speaker Daniel Estulin on RT’s Spanish channel. The program takes a closer look into the secrets held by world’s business and political elites. RT has previously been a laureate of New York Festivals in 2009, in the Best News Documentary category. Then, the network won Silver World Medal for “A city of desolate mothers” – RT's special report on South Ossetia. The New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™ honors the World’s Best Television & Films™. This year’s Awards received entries from 50 countries from around the world. RT competed with such high-profile international broadcasters as BBC, CNBC, CNN, Deutshe Welle, ESPN, HBO, NHK, and TVE and was named a finalist in 5 out of the total 15 categories. The award ceremony took place on April 9th at NAB in Las Vegas.