TITLE: SUFFERING IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CATEGORY: BEST FEATURE
“The silence is haunting.” That was the line which began Andrew Harding’s report from the Central African Republic. But instead of signalling peace, this silence was a sign of fear and beneath it there were stories of incredible loss. Amidst the fighting Andrew found one young boy who, like so many others, had been orphaned and left to fend for himself. Speaking to the BBC, the boy wiped away tears as he talked about his fears for the future. Together with photo-journalist Fred Scott, Andrew brought this underreported conflict into focus and put a human face on the unfolding tragedy.

James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs, said, “These two Emmys are well deserved recognition for the brilliance of our international reporting and the bravery not just of our journalists but the teams who help them get the news out from some of the most dangerous places on earth. It is a proud achievement for BBC News.”