CNN has received the Edward Murrow Prize for investigating the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with The Insider, Bellingcat and with the participation of Der Spiegel. About it informs the website of the United States Radio and Television Digital News Association and microblog CNN в Twitter.
Investigation was released in mid-December 2020. Its authors came to the conclusion that at least 8 FSB officers were involved in the poisoning of Navalny with a “Novichok” family chemical agent. They were employees of the Institute of Forensic Science of the FSB (aka NII-2 FSB or military unit 34435), under the cover of which, according to unofficial data, a laboratory is working that produces secret poisons for special operations.
Institute employees have been monitoring Navalny since early 2017, after he announced his participation in the presidential elections. They made 47 trips in the same directions as Alexei Navalny flew or was on, on the same days, flying parallel flights with an opposition politician.
The Edward Murrow Prize is awarded annually by the Digital News Radio and Television Association. It is awarded for “Outstanding Achievement” in the field of electronic media.
Edward Murrow (1908 – 1965) is a renowned American television and radio journalist. He first gained prominence when he made radio reports from London during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Murrow’s reporting was distinguished by sincerity and honesty. He was one of the first to start reporting on television news. In 1954, Murrow’s broadcasts led to public condemnation and subsequent decline in the career of the reactionary Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy.