April 15, 2015 10:45 am
Updated: April 15, 2015 11:08 am

16×9 wins Bronze World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals awards

Global’s investigative news and current affairs program 16×9 has won a Bronze World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films.

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Global’s investigative news and current affairs program 16×9 has won a Bronze World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films.

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The show was nominated in the Television — Documentary/Information Program current affairs category for their work on Lev Tahor16×9s Chief Correspondent, Carolyn Jarvis single-handedly gained unprecedented access to the ultra-orthodox Jewish sect, Lev Tahor.

“The story behind this award, about a controversial ultra-orthodox Jewish sect called Lev Tahor, is at once intimate, provoking and disturbing. We are thrilled to see our pursuit of journalistic excellence celebrated with this award,” Jarvis said.

WATCH BELOW: 16×9’s Lev Tahor

Embedded with the community for over a week, Carolyn, along with director of photography, Kirk Neff and location sound mixer, Jason Porter, garnered exclusive footage and interviews with leaders and members of the sect. Carolyn and associate producer, Francesca Fionda spent months researching Lev Tahor. Carolyn produced, reported and wrote the episode. Lev Tahor was edited by 16×9’s senior editor, Jonathan Wong.

“I’m incredibly proud that 16×9’s journalism is being recognized on a global stage by the esteemed New York Festival,” said Jarvis.

16×9 also received two Finalist Certificates for “The Unspooling Mind” and “Gender Identity.”

Congratulations to the 16×9 team!

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