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Two ‘Fault Lines’ Documentaries Receive Prestigious Journalism Honor
NEW YORK – (April 3, 2014) – Al Jazeera America’s "Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera" and "Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh" have been honored with 2013 Peabody Awards, the channel announced.
The Peabody Awards, chosen by the Peabody board from almost 1,100 entries, comprise the best in electronic media for the year 2013. Winners are selected based on a mix of judging considerations, including telling stories that matter and that inform the public as citizens.
The Peabody announcement stated, “A pair of documentaries from Al Jazeera America’s Fault Lines series demonstrated its broad reach and aggressive journalism. Haiti in a Time of Cholera examined the epidemic that has erupted since the 2010 earthquake and underscored the likelihood that U.N. peacekeepers are the source. Made in Bangladesh found evidence of prominent American retailers turning a blind eye to the dangerous practices of foreign subcontractors, practices that led to horrible tragedies like the clothing-factory fire in Bangladesh that killed more than 100 people.”
Fault Lines on Al Jazeera America is a long-form investigative documentary series that examines the impact of U.S. policy domestically and throughout the world. “Haiti in a Time of Cholera” originally aired on August 21, 2013 and “Made in Bangladesh” first aired on August 20, 2013.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the prestigious Peabody Awards,” said Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America. “The investigative work from the Fault Lines team reflects some of the best of Al Jazeera America’s unbiased and in-depth coverage of global news.”
The 73rd annual Peabody Awards ceremony will take place May 19, 2014 in New York City. This marks the first Peabody Awards win by Al Jazeera America, the new U.S. cable news channel.
ABOUT AL JAZEERA AMERICA
Al Jazeera America is the new U.S. news channel that provides both domestic and international news for American audiences. It is headquartered in New York City with bureaus in 12 cities across the United States and access to more than 70 Al Jazeera Media Network bureaus around the world.
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