MOSCOW, APRIL 21, 2015– An RT news programme about tragic events in southeastern Ukraine in May 2014, when the National Guard opened fire on civilians on Victory Day, has been nominated for the Golden Nymph Award of the Monte Carlo Television Festival – the largest and one of the most prestigious TV festivals in the world.
MOSCOW, APRIL 15, 2015 — RT host Anissa Naouai and program Technology Update won in their respective categories, and documentary film “Albino Africa” was awarded silver at the 2015 New York Festivals.
MOSCOW, APRIL 14, 2015 – At the Q&A session following the film’s exclusive Russian premiere WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange joined the creators of “Terminal F” – award-winning journalist John Goetz and documentarian Poul-Erik Heilbuth – to discuss how Snowden avoided capture, Assange’s own asylum at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and whether the consequences suffered by him and Snowden will deter further whistleblowing activity.
MOSCOW, APRIL 13, 2015 – The film chronicles the secret journey of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow. The invitation-only screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s creators, award-winning journalist John Goetz and documentarian Poul-Erik Heilbuth, as well as with representatives from WikiLeaks.
MOSCOW, APRIL 7, 2015 – RT launches War Witness: Heritage project, marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War. Viewers will get a chance to hear moving, tragic and inspiring accounts from those who had experienced the horrors of the Great Patriotic War first-hand.
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 31, 2015 – RT America launches “Off the Grid” on television. The current affairs commentary program is hosted by former governor Jesse Ventura and debuts on Friday, April 3.
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 9, 2015 - RT America announces the launch of its latest live television program, "Watching the Hawks", which seeks to rescue the stories buried in the hype and faux outrage permeating our society and get to the real issues. The hosts, Tyrel Ventura, Sean Stone and Tabetha Wallace along with their guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.
MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted RT’s influence and asked for greater government funding of American information efforts and "democracy promotion."
MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 – RT’s Arabic-language news channel has higher daily audience in six MENA countries than UK’s BBC Arabic and Sky News Arabia, US’ Al Hurra and China’s CCTV in Arabic, placing it among the top three most watched news channels in the surveyed states. In Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE and Iraq RT Arabic is watched by 6.7 million viewers every day.
RT DEMANDS EXPLANATION FROM BBG, DEPT. OF STATE AND NYTIMES IN RESPONSE TO BBG CHIEF NAMING RT ON PAR WITH ISIS, BOKO HARAM
MOSCOW, JANUARY 23, 2015 – RT sent an official request for retraction and apology to the three organizations. The letter concerns comments made by Mr. Andrew Lack, the newly appointed chief executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, in the interview with the New York Times. Mr. Lack is quoted as saying: “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram.”