BBC World News scoops award for Syria coverage at 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards

This award is a testament to the extraordinary personal commitment and bravery of an elite BBC News team - correspondents, cameramen, producers and fixers - prepared to risk their lives to tell the true story from Syria’s frontlines."Andrew Roy, World Editor, BBC News
Date: 02.10.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.02
Category: BBC World News
The BBC has been honored with an Emmy at this year’s 34th Annual News and documentary Emmy® Awards for Inside Syria’s Uprising in the category of outstanding continuing coverage of a news story in a regularly scheduled newscast. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York on 1 October.

The report was broadcast on the BBC’s US newscast, BBC World News America, and was available globally on the BBC’s 24 hour international news channel, BBC World News. The report also featured on BBC News outlets within the UK and online at bbc.com

Inside Syria’s Uprising won the category of outstanding continuing coverage of a news story in a regularly scheduled newscast. Throughout 2012, BBC World News America has broadcast on the ground coverage of the Syrian uprising, including reports from inside the rebel movement in the province of Idlib, from the city of Aleppo as it came under assault, as well as ongoing reporting of the humanitarian impact of the conflict on ordinary Syrians.

Despite the difficult conditions, the BBC’s Ian Pannell and Paul Wood, along with cameramen Darren Conway and Fred Scott, continued to report from inside the country through 2012, with their work reaching audiences in the US and globally on the BBC.

Andrew Roy, World Editor, BBC News, and former Head of News for BBC World News, said: “This award is a testament to the extraordinary personal commitment and bravery of an elite BBC News team - correspondents, cameramen, producers and fixers - prepared to risk their lives to tell the true story from Syria’s frontlines. The BBC is one of the few organisations still reporting from inside Syria’s warzones. It has been, and remains, one of the most difficult stories we have ever covered – we will continue to share this story with the world.”

BBC World News America is the BBC’s award winning US newscast, which is anchored from the BBC’s studio in Washington D.C by Katty Kay. The award-winning program is committed to providing the American public with a no-nonsense, reliable, and unbiased breakdown of the issues that matter most.

The newscast has won numerous awards, including a DuPont-Columbia, an Emmy, David Bloom Awards and three Peabody Awards. With access to over 70 overseas newsgathering bureaus, BBC World News America delivers unparalleled, on-scene coverage and goes beyond the headlines to provide analysis of the events that shape our increasingly complex world.

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