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NDTV’s ‘The Buck Stops Here’ gets Emmy nomination

MUMBAI: For the first time for any Indian news programme, NDTV 24X7’s show ‘The Buck Stops Here’ has been nominated as one of the eight international nominees in the 2015 International Emmy Awards in the news & current affairs category.

NDTV’s weeklong ground reportage on the floods in Jammu & Kashmir has earned it the nomination.

Reported and presented by NDTV consulting editor Barkha Dutt, this special series of ‘The Buck Stops Here’ saw the show travel to Srinagar and bring ground reports and interviews from the scenes of the unfolding tragedy.

On being nominated, NDTV founder and executive co-chairperson Prannoy Roy 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 have come from seven countries spanning four continents, namely Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. All nominees will be presented with medals on 27 September and winners will be announced in New York on 28 September, at a ceremony to be held at Lincoln Center.

The international winners will be recognised alongside their American news and documentary peers.

“So 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,” Dutt added.