CFR.org’s Darfur Crisis Guide Wins Emmy Award

September 26, 2008

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CFR.org’s Crisis Guide: Darfur was awarded an Emmy Award by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. The award, in the category of "New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage," was announced during the 29th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony in New York on September 22. CFR.org was recognized among a competitive pool of the top media organizations in the world. The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and new media industry executives, news and documentary producers, and journalists.

"We’re honored to have received this award. It is a powerful endorsement of the resources the Council on Foreign Relations offers its online audience," said Michael Moran, executive editor of CFR.org.

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Crisis Guide: Darfur 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, audio and video commentary from Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) experts, and provides links to deeper resources from the think tank and other organizations around the world.

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 Innovations 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, which tackles the issue of climate change, will go live in early October.

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

The list of Emmy winners is available at http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/news_29th_winners.html.

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. CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.

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MediaStorm is a production company whose principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling by publishing social documentary projects incorporating photojournalism, interactivity, animation, audio and video for distribution across multiple media.

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