Memberships and awards
Since its launch in 2005, RT has been consistently recognized for excellence by a wide range of prestigious media organizations in Russia and abroad. RT and its staff are also a member of a number of professional associations. See the complete list below.
Our dedicated team of news professionals unites young talent and household names in the world of broadcast journalism. RT’s dedication to high-quality output and an insightful approach to a range of topics have been acknowledged by a number of international awards and nominations.
—RT is nominated for the Monte-Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph for Ukraine coverage in the Best 24-Hour News Program category, alongside BBC News, Sky News and CNN.
—RT’s film Blood and Honor, exploring the culture of the Caucasus region, takes Gold at the New York Festivals, beating CNN for the award in the Documentary category. The network also took two bronze medals. RT’s series of reports on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was also nominated.
—RT.com was named “Best in Class” news website by the Interactive Media Council, joining the ranks of CBS, NBC & The Atlantic.
—RT Spanish was named the Best Television Channel, Informational Resource and Multimedia Platform by the Mexican Press Club, in what is one of the most prestigious journalism awards in Latin America.
—RT’s broadcast of the February 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor blast takes top prize at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival – the world’s largest television festival. The channel beats such contenders as CNN International, Sky News and Al Jazeera English Best 24-Hour News Programme category.
—The Julian Assange Show, RT’s weekly interview program, wins top prize in the New York Festivals’ Documentary/Information Program: Politics TV category. RT also took the Gold Medal a promotion category, with its promo for From The Shadows (Desde la Sombra) on RT’s Spanish channel.
—RT receives its second International Emmy nomination for its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement, becoming the first Russian TV channel with two News Category nominations.
—RT’s Occupy W@ll Street Application for Facebook wins bronze at Promax/BDA Global Excellence Awards 2012. Another bronze is awarded to RT in the Design category, for the opening credits of RT Sport News. RT had two additional nominations, for Marketing and Design categories.
—Rusiya Al-Yaum, RT’s Arabic channel, wins gold for Best Website Design and silver in The Habibi Award category for the intro to Between The Lines program at the Promax/BDA Arabia Awards – 2012.
—Forbes names Rusiya Al-Yaum to the Top 3 Online Channels in the Arab World.
—RT is the finalist of the Broadcast Digital Awards 2012 for Best Factual Channel and Best News or Current Affairs Content.
—Two of RT’s programs – a documentary feature and a science program – are nominated for the AIB International Media Excellence Awards 2012.
—RT is nominated in the Best 24-Hour News Program category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival for coverage of Russia’s presidential election.
—Rusiya Al-Yaum is the only TV channel to win two prizes of the Ghadir Media Festival in Iraq.
—RT’s On the Money, hosted by Peter Lavelle is nominated in Best Financial or Business Program at the AIB International Media Excellence Awards 2011.
—RT is the finalist of the Monte Carlo Television Festival in the Best 24-Hour News Program category for its “DOMODEDOVO live” coverage, representing the channel’s 24-hour reporting of the Domodedovo airport terror attack.
—RT is selected as the best channel representing Russia in Europe by Eutelsat, wins the “Hot Bird TV Award – 2011”.
—RT has been nominated in the prestigious Emmy International Television Awards. It makes RT the first Russian TV channel to be nominated for an Emmy in the “News & Current Affairs” category.
—RT’s QUESTION MORE campaign won the British Awards for National Newspaper Advertising (ANNAs) “Ad of the Month” in January 2010.
—RT wins three gold awards at the industry’s standard-setting competition in television design and marketing, the Promax/BDA World Gold Awards 2010. Two gold awards went to the posters of RT’s QUESTION MORE promotion campaign. RT Prime Time Russia’s promo video won yet another gold in the Image Promotion category.
—RT Spanish is awarded six prizes at Latin America’s largest international awards for television marketing and design, the Promax/BDA Latin America Competition.
—RT is the finalist of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. RT was nominated for two awards simultaneously: as the Best TV News Item and the Best 24-Hour News Program.
—RT wins Silver World Medal for Best News Documentary – RT's special report on South Ossetia titled “A city of desolate mothers”, from the New York Festivals.
—Special Jury Award in the Best Creative Feature category for “Russian Glamour” feature story is awarded to RT at Media Excellence Awards in London.
—British television presenter at RT, Kevin Owen, receives Russia’s most prestigious TV award for Best News Anchor (TEFI).
—RT wins the Promax/BDA Gold Award in the Promotional Items category.
—RUSSIAN UNION OF JOURNALISTS AWARDS RUSSIA TODAY CHANNEL
—RT is named the “Best Media Debut” by the Russian Union of Journalists.
—RT is the winner of Media Excellence Award for best News Report.
—RT’s promo campaign is marked by Media Excellence Award’s special prize in the Best Creative Marketing Strategy category for RT’s live New Year broadcast for thousands of viewers at the Times Square in New York.
—Ассоциация кабельного телевидения России (АКТР) /Association of Cable Television of Russia
—Национальная Ассоциация Телерадиовещателей (НАТ) /National Association of Television Broadcasters
—Фонд «Академия Российского телевидения» / “Academy of Russian Television” Fund