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Facebook awards $200K to Internet Defense Prize winners

Facebook announced today the winners of its annual Internet Defense Prize and awarded first-, second- and third-place winners a total of $ 200,000 for research papers that addressed topics of internet security and privacy. Combined with $ 800,000 in Secure the Internet Grants awarded to security and privacy researchers earlier this week, the company has now completed its 2018 goal to ...

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Honors for best war zone reportage at first-ever Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards in Moscow

The winners of RT’s special award for best reporting from a war zone, set up in memory of RT Arabic contributor Khaled Alkhateb, were announced on Monday, marking one year since the journalist was killed in terrorist shelling. A ‘stringer’ with RT’s Arabic service, Khaled Alkhateb was conducting an interview on July 30, 2017, on the frontline in the Syrian ...

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Florida court awards $0.04 to family of man killed by cop inside his own garage

A family in Florida is seeking justice after a jury awarded them a total of 4 cents in compensation for the death of their father, killed in his own garage by police officers who arrived on a noise complaint. Gregory Hill Jr., 30, was fatally shot in January 2014 by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher Newman who, along ...

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#1917LIVE wins Digiday content marketing awards for best on Twitter

RT’s educational historical project #1917LIVE beat giants Viacom and NASCAR in the Digiday Awards’ Most Original Use of Twitter category. The Digiday Content Marketing awards recognize the content that connects brands to audiences across channels including mobile, social, video and more. This year’s winners include National Geographic, Amazon, Netflix and Refinery29. #1917LIVE was a historical re-enactment of the Russian Revolution ...

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‘Highest global recognition’: Aeroflot wins four awards at the airline Oscars

Russia’s top carrier Aeroflot has been awarded four of six prizes on offer at the 2018 Freddies, the most high-profile awards for loyalty programs, which is focused on two key sectors of tourism – airlines and hotels. Aeroflot Bonus, a loyalty program launched by the leading Russian airline, won in three categories: Best Elite Program, Best Customer Service and Best ...

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#1917LIVE nominated for Webby Awards: Vote and help RT win an ‘Oscar of the Internet’

The Webby Awards nominated #1917LIVE in Best Use of Social Media, and you can help RT win an ‘Oscar of the Internet’ by casting your vote. #1917LIVE is an interactive history re-enactment on Twitter, dedicated to Russia’s Revolution of 1917. The project was open for all to participate. Vote for #1917LIVE HERE. The Webby Awards are the most established internet awards, ...

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Best in Education, Best use of Hashtag: RT’s #1917LIVE wins big at 10th Shorty Awards

RT’s interactive history project #1917LIVE has scooped some major honors at the prestigious Shorty Awards for social media, which announced some of its winners ahead of this year’s ceremony in New York. The #1917LIVE project won Best in Education as well as Best Twitter Partnership. In 2017, RT launched the year-long history re-enactment on Twitter, dedicated to the Russian Revolution of ...

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Best in social: RT nominated for 11 Shorty Awards, #1917LIVE up for 9 prizes

#1917LIVE scored 9 finalist spots in the Shorty Awards, one of the most prestigious annual award competitions for excellence in social media. Active support from the audience was among the factors helping RT make the shortlist. #1917LIVE used Twitter as a platform allowing anyone to join by creating an avatar and posting on their behalf, as long as their character ...

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‘Joke was on me, I missed flight’ – Amused ad awards chief about RT’s ‘blame us’ campaign

RT’s tongue-in-cheek ‘blame us’ series of advertisements has gained attention at a prestigious marketing conference in Rome, from somebody who missed their flight because of the eye-catching campaign. Launched last summer, the campaign played on the accusations mounted against RT by numerous politicians in the West, including Hillary Clinton. The Democrat presidential candidate said the channel contributed to her loss ...

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Stormzy’s Grenfell comments ‘boring’: Tory MP attacks stars Brit Awards performance (VIDEO)

MP Philip Davies attacked rapper Stormzy over his recent political statements on the Grenfell Tower tragedy, branding his intervention “boring.” The Tory was being interviewed on RT’s ‘Sam Delaney’s News Thing’. “I have no interest in what Stormzy has to say at the Brit Awards about anything political. It’s all these sort of left-wing artists playing to the gallery and ...

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