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News Team 25 June 2014 3 50
Back at RT headquarters, Egor Piskunov shows viewers what he does when he's not out in the field reporting on current affairs, he also takes us on a guided tour of the newsroom and studio offering a behind-the-scenes peak at how the news reaches screens worldwide. Far away in Ulan-Ude, Thabang Motsei is preparing for her several day long train journey. She and her colleagues aren't Just buying food supplies, but also psyching themselves up for the trip.
RT correspondent Harry Fear heads off to report about Israel's bombing of civilian infrastructure and discovers there’s more than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Manila Chan, a recent recruit at RT's Washington, D.C. office, goes on a tour of RT's US studios and talks about her job.
This episode introduces new faces in the News Team series. Harry Fear, a freelance journalist and filmmaker, reports on Israel's bombing in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, Paul Scott, an RT news correspondent with a background in sports journalism, travels to Rio de Janeiro to report on the World Cup final that coincides with President Vladimir Putin's tour of Latin America.
Conflicts rage both in the world and in the hearts of RT reporters. Paula Slier heads to the West Bank. She explains how her inner nice person clashes with her as a journalist expecting violence. Thabang Motsei is torn between her love of clothes and her pity for animals as she visits a fur factory in Siberia.
RT correspondents Maria Finoshina and Murad Gazdiev report from two once beautiful cities now devastated by military conflict. Aleppo in Syria is under constant threat of jihadist invasion, while the inhabitants of Donetsk in Ukraine wait for a much-wanted ceasefire to come into force.
Scattered across the planet and covering topics as diverse as the Ukrainian crisis and eco-friendly scooters, RT reporters have to be able to adjust quickly to ever-changing circumstances. They have to think on their feet and are always ready for their next mission, wherever it may be.
It's Paula Slier's last day reporting from Ukraine. She goes back to an anti-government separatist base under the command of Givi to learn how they see the prospects for the current ceasefire. Meanwhile in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Ilya Petrenko attends a space rocket pre-launch press conference.
Some of the biggest news stories around the world. In News Team, an award-winning documentary crew traverses the globe, keeping up with the channel’s leading reporters as they cover the stand-off in Ukraine, the war in Syria, and the machinations in the EU’s corridors of power
In Berlin, Peter Oliver gives a tour of the news studios where he does his live reports. Meanwhile, in Russia's Donetsk, Maria Finoshina visits a hospital where anti-government fighters from Ukraine are being treated to film what she thought would be a story about peace.