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CFR.org’s Darfur Crisis Guide Nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Award

July 15, 2008
Council on Foreign Relations

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Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.org

CFR.org’s Crisis Guide: Darfur has been named a finalist by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences in the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in the “New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage” category. The guide examines the tragedy in Sudan’s Darfur region and depicts the human, political, military, and historical realities in the region. Introduced through a compelling multimedia essay comprised of original footage from seven of the world’s leading photojournalists, it also includes an interactive timeline and map, and provides links to deeper resources from the Council’s think tank and other organizations around the world.

“The journalists and documentary filmmakers nominated this year have accomplished the daunting task of helping viewers understand some of the most compelling issues of our time,” said Peter Price, President and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “We salute them for their efforts.”

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, September 22nd, during a ceremony at Lincoln Center, in New York City. The event will be attended by more than 1,000 television and new media industry executives, news and documentary producers, and journalists. Emmy Awards will be presented in 33 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary, among others. The list of nominees is available at www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/news_29th_nominations.html.

Crisis Guides, CFR.org’s multimedia, interactive franchise, seek to bring context and historical perspective to the world’s most complex issues. The guides won First Prize at the September 2007 Knight Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. Produced with MediaStorm.org, the series also includes Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which provides an in-depth look at the history and geopolitical repercussions of the conflict, and Crisis Guide: The Korean Peninsula, which examines the standoff between the two Koreas. The next guide will tackle the issue of climate change.

Crisis Guide: Darfur is available at www.cfr.org/darfur_guide. 

The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.The Council takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.

 

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