Further accolade for Al Jazeera's Bahrain documentary
Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 17-06-2012
The Golden Nymph for the best news documentary at the 52nd Annual Monte Carlo TV Festival has been awarded to Al Jazeera English for its much praised programme about Bahrain's failed revolution, Shouting in the Dark.
The documentary, first shown in August 2011, has also scooped gongs from the Foreign Press Association, George Polk, Scripps Howard, Robert F Kennedy Centre and Amnesty International.
"I am truly honoured and overwhelmed to receive yet another prestigious award," said May Ying Welsh, who shot and filmed Shouting in the Dark.
"The Bahraini authorities' restrictions on the media made it very difficult to give the world a full picture of the uprising and its suppression. I am proud that I, and my Bahraini field producer Hassan Mahfood, were able to continue filming when other journalists had been forced to leave."
The 50 minute film, which follows the Bahraini uprising from the early days of the Pearl Roundabout demonstrations, has now been bought for broadcast in France, Portgual, Denmark and Sweden.
Shouting in the Dark, executive produced by by Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Jon Blair, is available to view at: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/...547798162.html