CBC NEWS' the fifth estate WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE
Oct 2, 2014
CBC News's the fifth estate
has won a 2014 International Emmy® Award for their investigation into the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, titled Made in Bangladesh. the fifth estate's Mark Kelley
went to Bangladesh after the disaster and tracked down the garment workers who said they were still forced to make clothes in dangerous conditions for Canadian companies. The documentary first aired on Oct. 11, 2013, and drew praise for its investigation into the people behind a global industry of cheap clothes, big money, and huge risks.
"Everyone at the show is so proud of this story," said Jim Williamson, executive producer of the fifth estate. "It is in the classic fifth estate tradition of strong investigative journalism mixed with compelling storytelling. What happened to the garment workers in Dhaka is unimaginably sad. Our challenge was to make this a story that no one could or should ever forget. The awarding of the Emmy suggests our team succeeded in doing that."
"the fifth estate continues to push boundaries with its provocative and groundbreaking investigations, and we're so proud of the team for the important and brave work they do," said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief, CBC News and Centres. "This award is a testament to the priority CBC News places on investigative journalism that makes a difference in Canada and that challenges injustice. The Canadian connection to the Bangladeshi garment industry was an important story, and Mark Kelley and the fifth estate team took big risks making this documentary."
The International Emmy® Award in the Current Affairs and News category was announced in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Other nominees in the Current Affairs field were from Romania, Argentina, and Hong Kong. International winners were recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.
WATCH Made in Bangladesh here.
For four decades, the fifth estate
has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program, acquainting viewers with a dazzling parade of political leaders, shady characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy. The tradition of provocative and courageous journalism, which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly on Sept. 16, 1975, continues unabated with the current team of Bob McKeown
, Gillian Findlay
and Mark Kelley
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