Carnegie Corporation-Funded Crisis Guide: Iran Wins Emmy

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Crisis Guide: Iran a multimedia feature produced by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, has been awarded an Emmy in the category for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage in the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

CFR’s Crisis Guide: Iran was selected from among five finalists:,, NBC, al-Jazeera English and This is the third Emmy awarded to the Crisis Guide series which also includes Crisis Guides on: Pakistan, The Global Economy, Climate Change, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, The Korean Peninsula, and Darfur.

The interactive presentation traces Iran’s history, its evolution as an Islamic Republic, and the controversial nuclear program.  Produced in partnership with MediaStorm, the Crisis Guide’s seven chapters use interactive timelines, bubble maps, graphs, and images, and offers video interviews with more than 25 leading analysts, journalists, and Iranians such as Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi.  In its concluding chapter, leading experts offer policy choices for managing the risks posed by the Iranian regime.

“The Council’s latest award demonstrates the continuing demand for—and value of—rigorous scholarship and keen analysis of critical global events,” said Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation.  “In that connection, Crisis Guide: Iran provides an invaluable tool for helping Americans to understand the complex issues involved in ongoing international efforts to deal with the challenges Iran poses to its regional neighbors as well as the rest of the world. We are proud to have supported the Council on this vital project.”  

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