The Globe and Mail Nominated for Emmy Award for Online Series "Inside Hamas"

Multimedia series on militant organization garners The Globe its third Emmy nomination since 2009

TORONTO, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail's multimedia series Inside Hamas, an unprecedented examination of the militant Palestinian organization, has been nominated for a prestigious Emmy award in the category of New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage. Other nominees in this category include The New York Times and ABCNews.com. The Globe and Mail is the only Canadian media organization nominated for an Emmy, and Inside Hamas won a Silver Award in 2011from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for Best Video or Multimedia Feature. The Globe and Mail has been nominated three times in the past four years, and won an Emmy twice previously, in 2009 and 2010.

"This Emmy nomination demonstrates the quality and leadership of The Globe and Mail's online and multimedia content, and the bravery of our journalists," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail. "Our team created a captivating look at Hamas with raw video, rare interviews, photo galleries, interactive conversations and debates. We set out to tell a story that hadn't been told from this perspective, and in doing so showcased our best digital storytelling techniques. We're honoured to be recognized with an Emmy nomination, and this only fuels our passion to do more great journalism."

Middle Eastern correspondent Patrick Martin and film crews spent more than one year on the project, gaining unprecedented access to officials and operatives of Hamas, including founders of the movement and influential imams, as well as rank-and-file supporters. The series explored the evolution of Hamas from its roots as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood religious movement to a militant governing force.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced in New York City on October 1st, 2012.

The Globe and Mail won an Emmy Award in 2009 for its Talking to the Taliban series, which provided new insights on the conflict in the Middle East via videotaped interviews with Taliban fighters, followed by another in 2010 for its Behind the Veil series, a rare, inside look into the lives of women in Afghanistan.

About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, through its newspaper, magazine, online and mobile platforms, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians in its award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle. The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, founded in 1844, Report on Business, Canada's most influential business magazine, and globeandmail.com, the newspaper's online and mobile media hub, reach a combined 5.7 million readers every month. The Globe has received numerous journalism awards, including the international 2011 prize for General Excellence in Journalism from the Online News Associations, nine Michener Awards for Public Service Journalism, and more National Newspaper Awards than any other newspaper in Canada. The Globe and Mail is 85% owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, and Bell Canada (15%).


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