NDTV’s “The Buck Stops Here – Srinagar Floods Coverage” has been announced as one of the eight international nominees for the 2015 News and Current Affairs categories of the 2015 International Emmy Awards.
Reported and presented by Barkha Dutt, who has covered Jammu and Kashmir region for nearly two decades, the special series of “The Buck Stops Here” saw the team travel to Srinagar and bring ground reports and interviews from the scenes of the unfolding tragedy.
Dutt, consulting editor, NDTV Group, is “very excited and honoured to be nominated for what is the world’s most coveted television award.”
“It makes it even more special that this is the first time India has been nominated in this category. I am very proud of my team at NDTV that made this nomination possible working in extremely difficult conditions in flood ravaged Kashmir,” she said in a statement.
Her team reported from some of the most inaccessible areas that could only be reached by boat, wading through water and jumping over walls and debris to bring the stories of horror and heroism in the worst floods to hit Jammu and Kashmir.
It showcased the courage of local Kashmiri volunteers and highlighted the role of the military in the relief and rescue operations in a state which has witnessed a two decade-old insurgency in the Kashmir valley.
Prannoy Roy, founder and executive co-chairperson, NDTV group said: “The nomination for news coverage by ‘The Buck Stops Here’ team and Barkha at the 2015 International Emmy Awards is a matter of great pride for us at NDTV. Barkha is a wonderful journalist and we are honoured with the recognition given to her, her entire team and to NDTV.”
The eight nominees from seven countries, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Britain, will be presented medals at a ceremony on September 27 and winners will be announced in New York on September 28, at a ceremony to be held at the Lincoln Center there.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organisation comprising leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology.