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News Team is not just a privileged view into how the news is made, but also provides unflinching insight into the personal lives of those who make it. After watching News Team, no RT broadcast will ever seem the same.
The series was independently filmed by Emmy-nominated Josh Silberman. Named Producer of the Year by the Producers’ Guild of America in 2011, Silberman has been a key figure on leading US shows Fear Factor, America’s Got Talent, and Dancing with the Stars. He has also produced acclaimed extreme series Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, but says News Team is the most “extreme, real and unpredictable” show he has ever been a part of.
Paula Slier heads to a town 20 km outside Donetsk to do a report on the bombing of a chemical factory. But when her fixer refuses to come, she starts to think she may have underestimated the dangers of this task. Meanwhile, Harry Fear is in Newport, Wales, where he's covering anti-NATO protests.
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 takes a mere five minutes for Aleksey Yaroshevsky to relay the latest news reports from the violent streets of Kiev to the news rooms of Moscow, sixty times the speed it took five years ago. Meanwhile, Margaret Howell takes a walk through Red Square, where she discusses the controversy surrounding the square's most famous resident, Vladimir Lenin. Egor Piskunov has left Paris for Geneva, where top Russian officials are taking part in a conference on Syria.
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.
In Gaza City, Harry Fear takes a day off from reporting and goes out to buy some necessities. While making his rounds, he shows how normal life goes on as usual in the city despite the military conflict. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Roman Kosarev makes his second attempt to leave the country.
Maria Finoshina returns to Syria where war has raged for four years. On her way to Aleppo, the closest city to the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, she stops in a small Christian village, hit hard by zealous militants. Meanwhile, Roman Kosarev monitors sick children being evacuated to Moscow from Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk.
Follow RT’s correspondents on dangerous missions around the world bringing you the latest in cutting edge and up-to-date news on international events. They risk their lives to deliver the stories that others won’t, reporting from the epicentres of heated military conflict, hearing from participants and witnesses. This series takes you behind-the-scenes with exclusive footage revealing the secrets of their trade.
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
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.