CBC Documentary Channel's Under Fire wins Peabody Award
Doc about war reporting earns award for excellence in broadcast journalism
Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, a documentary about reporters in war zones commissioned by CBC's Documentary Channel, has won a Peabody Award.
Winners of the prizes for the best in electronic journalism were announced Wednesday at the University of Georgia’s journalism school.
Made by Toronto filmmaker Martyn Burke, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat highlights how reporting from war zones has become increasingly dangerous. Journalists are faced with the pressures of a 24/7 news cycle at the same time they are more likely to be targeted while in a war zone.
Burke worked with Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a Toronto psychiatrist who specializes in treating journalists recovering from the stress of war reporting. He also got the co-operation of well-known journalists from the CBC, the Times of London, the Toronto Star, Reuters and The Associated Press.
Peabody Awards annually highlight some of the best in journalism from around the world.
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