As Peter Oliver continues to report from the scene of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Ukraine, he manages to get closer to the blazing barricades made of tyres and burnt-out cars. Meanwhile, Paula Slier covers a pro-government protest in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
What do small village news look like? Slow-paced? Funny? Unsensational? Perhaps, but for the viewers of the state TV company “Metronom”, with a TV tower in Raisa Soboleva’s back garden, these broadcasts are important because life in their village gets better with each aired programme.
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.
Although they are very different, they share one thing in common: commitment to their profession. The show explores RT correspondents' challenging daily work in global hotspots and conflict zones, as well as at the heart of show business and fashion industry. ‘News team’ goes behind the scenes to see how they interview top figures on the global stage, while juggling their private life and a career that keeps the correspondents on their toes 365 days a year.