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AP video recognized for excellence in international coverage

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press has been nominated for two Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards, including one nomination for its international news coverage of Afghanistan under Taliban rule.

“Being nominated for a Royal Television Society award is a tremendous honor and a reflection of the brilliant work of our colleagues in the field and our production teams who handle the content,” said Derl McCrudden, vice president and head of global news production. “The AP works in some of the most difficult situations, and in the face of adversity delivers world class journalism. “

The nomination for international news coverage is the work of a large AP team. The journalists told stories of harsh treatment of drug addicts in Kabul, women incarcerated with their babies for choosing to live someone not selected by their family, doctors treating severely malnourished children, and more.

AP video journalist Mstyslav Chernov was nominated in the Camera Operator of the Year category.

AP video journalist Mstyslav Chernov. (AP Photo)

Following the fall of Afghanistan, Chernov traveled to the country to document the harsh rule of the Taliban. He also captured scenes from the trenches in East Ukraine, where fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatist throughout the pandemic, and flew back to Russia with Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, capturing on video the moment he was taken into custody.

Chernov was named Camera Operator of the Year in 2016 and Young Talent of the Year in 2015.

The RTS Television Journalism Awards recognize excellence in journalism by organizations that broadcast on a UK-based platform.

The winners will be announced Feb. 23 in London.