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News Team 15 October 2014 1 101
After several attempts to cross the border to Ukraine, Maria Finoshina finally succeeds and heads to the city of Lugansk. On her way there, she speaks to anti-government fighters to find out why they took up arms and what their ultimate goal is. She arrives in Lugansk, and discovers it has turned into a ghost city. Meanwhile, in Berlin, Peter Oliver introduces us to his fiancé and describes what living in the German capital is like.
In Beslan, Bricio Segovia returns to the "City of Angels" to attend the memorial ceremony commemorating those who died in a school siege 10 years ago. In London, Harry Fear works on his report on NATO. He explains the writing process and various ways of making a news package.
A naval bombardment kills four children on a beach in Gaza, right next to Harry Fear's hotel. He interviews eye-witnesses in an attempt to find out how this tragedy could have happened. On the other side of the conflict, in Tel Aviv, Paula Slier watches on as Hamas shells explode overhead to the sound of sirens.
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.
In this episode, RT correspondents reveal what they do when they’re not busy reporting on current affairs. Where does Thabang Motsei learn her Russian? What does Maggie Howell find most challenging in her voice production lessons? And what entertainment did Maria Finoshina find in Lebanon?
Ilya Petrenko visits Moscow's Red Square for his first assignment as a correspondent. A military tattoo with participants from round the world could make for great footage. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Paula Slier comes across a burned out bus that’s been shelled right next to the town's central railway station.
Irina Galushko receives an urgent assignment to do a live report on the crash of Malaysian airliner 777 close to the Russian-Ukrainian border. But it will be Roman Kosarev's job to enter Ukraine to do a full report on this tragedy. It’s a highly dangerous mission, but someone has to do it.
Thabang Motsei is thrilled with the opportunity to take the world's longest railway journey– the Trans-Siberian but not all of her colleagues are as excited as she is about the coming trip. Meanwhile, in Moscow, Egor Piskunov shows us what he is doing back home and also takes us on tour to the newsroom.
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.
Roman Kosarev arrives at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines MH17 to find that, 24 hours after the tragedy, bodies of the passengers are still there and the only people who’ve visited the place are journalists. Meanwhile, Harry Fear’s work in Gaza City is tested when his equipment starts to fail.