Alhurra Television’s Street Pulse won the CINE Special Jury award for the best investigative report from 2013, it was announced today. The documentary/magazine program was honored in the “Televised News Division—Investigative Reporting” category for its gripping episode addressing the dangers of working in the Egyptian quarries located in El Minya. The Street Pulse episode showed how adults and child laborers risk serious injury or death from rock cutting machines, respiratory ailments from stone dust, and intense heat in order to support their families. This represents the second tier of voting for CINE’s top prize.
With entries from more than 50 countries, the competition for prizes at this year’s New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards was intense. Nevertheless, Voice of America came out a big winner, earning a Silver Medal in the category of Special Report for the piece “US Doctors Aid Syrians with Virtual Surgery,” a Bronze Medal in the category of Coverage of Continuing News Story for the documentary “Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet,” and a Finalists Certificate in the category of Human Interest for the piece “Refuge Provides Happy Ending for Farm Animals.”