NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America's original production, "Fault Lines: Baltimore Rising," was honored with a 2016 NAMIC Vision Award in the Documentary category. NAMIC Vision Awards from the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications are awarded for original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflect the increasingly diverse, multiethnic and multicultural viewing audience. Al Jazeera America was wound down last month.
"Fault Lines: Baltimore Rising" was recognized for its investigation into a string of alleged police brutality cases that preceded the death of Freddie Gray, whose passing sparked national protests and debate. Al Jazeera America went beyond the headlines to examine the long history of police violence in Baltimore, which has led to a distrust of law enforcement in the community and a brotherhood of silence among those in uniform.
"This award is a testament to Al Jazeera America's deep commitment to great journalism – the journalism we delivered to our viewers until the end," said Kate O'Brian, President of Al Jazeera America. "It is truly humbling to witness the recognition of such a remarkable team and to have had the opportunity to address some of the most pressing issues of our time."
"Fault Lines: Baltimore Rising" was produced by Al Jazeera America. Producer Paul Abowd and Correspondent Anjali Kamat led the team in the creation of the insightful and thought-provoking original production. A 60 second clip of the documentary is available in the 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery at http://namicvisionawards.com/winners.aspx.
Al Jazeera America's US and international journalism has been recognized with nearly every major award an American broadcast and digital news organization can receive, including the Peabody, Emmy, and Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University awards.
Viewers can continue to access the compelling stories produced by Al Jazeera America by visiting http://america.aljazeera.com/.
Al Jazeera intends to expand its existing international digital services to broaden its multi-platform presence into the U.S. later this year.
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