Al Jazeera English channel’s ‘Fault Lines’ programme has been awarded an Emmy award in the category of ‘Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine’ for its film ‘The Ban’ at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York.
The film looked at the human cost of measures introduced by US President Donald Trump shortly after he took office in 2017, banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, Al Jazeera Media Network said in a statement.
“We tell the story of a Syrian refugee family that was supposed to come to the US but ultimately couldn’t because of the ban,” said Laila al-Arian, senior producer of ‘Fault Lines’.
“As the policy was being challenged in court, seven-year-old Yahya died in a hospital in Turkey. His parents’ hope was that he’d be able to get medical treatment here (US). This award is dedicated to his memory.”
Giles Trendle, managing director of Al Jazeera English, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from our industry peers. It is a testament to the professionalism of our teams and our commitment to provide our audiences with powerful storytelling and objective, impartial coverage.”
Al Jazeera English channel’s ‘Fault Lines’ documentary strand and its daily bulletin ‘Newsgrid’ were nominated for a total of six awards at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
The Emmys recognise excellence in various areas of television and emerging media.
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