MOSCOW, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RT host Anissa Naouai and program Technology Update won in their respective categories, and documentary film "Albino Africa" was awarded silver at the 2015 New York Festivals.
Anissa Naouai is the winner for the Best News Anchor. Naouai is RT's senior political correspondent who has reported from more than 80 cities around the world before her nightly news magazine In the Now. In the Now is a fast-paced, hard-hitting breakdown of top global news stories, airing live from RT's Moscow studios.
"Albino Africa" received the Silver World Medal among Social Issues Documentaries. The film tells of the struggles of Tanzanian children affected by albinism at a rate of 8 times the global average, and the activist who has dedicated his life to campaigning against the discrimination of and attacks on albino Africans, who are often feared and cast out from their societies.
RT's "Technology Update" program, which focuses on science and innovation, took a Gold World Medal for Promotional Art Direction. Interview program "In A Word", which airs on RT Arabic, received the Bronze World Medal for Best Documentary/Information Program Promo.
RT has been a winner of multiple New York Festivals medals over the last several years. In 2014 the channel took gold for the North Caucasus-focused documentary "Blood and Honour." Julian Assange's headline-grabbing interview series "The Julian Assange Show" won the top prize for a political program the year before. "Technology Update" has previously taken the Bronze World Medal among Science & Technology information programs.
RT is a global 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 2 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner three nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award for News.
New York Festivals is one of the preeminent and largest festivals celebrating television news, film, design and advertising.