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RT Documentary wins the Human Rights Press Award with the film 'Lady Cops in Afghanistan'

The RT Documentary channel wins the Human Rights Press Award with a film about Afghan Policewomen. Lady Cops in Afghanistan won in the English language documentary video category.

“I’m happy to serve my homeland, but at the same time I’m scared for my life, of course. We get threats, but we have to carry on. If men and women become too scared to join the police, who will ensure security in the country?” one of the film’s protagonists, police officer Fazila Azimi, says.

2021 marks the 25th year of the Human Rights Press Awards. Among those invited to judge this year’s entries are current and former journalists of Reuters, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and Time Magazine.

RTD’s films have a history of winning many Russian and international awards, including the prestigious New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, the OMNI Intermedia Awards, and the Russian national Strana award.