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News Team 13 August 2014 3 146
Thabang Motsei continues her exploration of Lake Baikal, this time boarding a hovercraft for a trip across its ice-covered surface. Aleksey Yaroshevsky goes through the “dos and don’ts” of being a riot correspondent while being once again in the epicentre of the Ukrainian conflict, Kiev’s Maidan Square, where unrest has reignited despite the government’s amnesty for protesters coming into force. Meanwhile, Maria Finoshina, whose boyfriend is being held captive by the Syrian militia, is doing her best to keep his spirits up. But when he asks Maria to come to Syria she has a difficult decision to make. Could this be a trap set by his kidnappers?
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
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.
Aleksey Yaroshevsky joins the RT team in New York. After a long, tedious journey, he’s happy to settle in a small but cosy rented apartment and goes meet his new "family". Roman Kosarev talks about the dangers of reporting from Ukraine as one of RT's stringers goes missing there.
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.
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.
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.
Harry Fear goes to Beit Hanoun, a city on the northeast border of the Gaza Strip, to investigate the shelling of a UN school there. He is joined by British activist Rina Andolini who is pursuing a humanitarian mission. Unfortunately, Harry is not joined by his translator, making a dangerous trip even harder.
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.
In London, Marina Kosareva works on a story on the relevance of the British citizenship test as she learns that British people themselves often struggle to pass it. Meanwhile in Beslan, North Ossetia, Bricio Segovia returns to the tragic school where a hostage crisis happened 10 years ago, to film the memorial service.
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.
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.