Manisha Ganguly, a CAMRI Doctoral Researcher at the University of Westminster, has been selected as a judge for the 42nd News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

Manisha Ganguly speaking on the mic

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in acknowledgement and appreciation of excellence in national news and documentary programming in America. The awards comprise of around 40 categories, with all winners being presented with an Emmy trophy. The Emmys run several events and competitions in America each year that honour achievements in a particular sector of the television industry. 

Manisha Ganguly will be judging documentaries for the Outstanding Investigative Documentary category. She was recently named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Media and Marketing in Europe as a media innovator for her own impactful investigative journalism for the BBC, working on the Arabic Documentaries team as the lead open-source investigator.

Manisha specialises in using open-source technology to document and expose human rights abuses in conflict zones. Her documentaries have exposed war crimes in Libya and Syria, human trafficking in the Middle East, and uncovered the training of the killers of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Her films have been nominated for and won many international awards, including the Amnesty Award for her film ‘Idlib Double Tap’, illuminating Manisha’s success in the industry.

Manisha is currently pursuing a PhD in how automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and open-source technology can be used in investigative journalism, funded by the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster.

Talking about judging at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Manisha said: “My thanks to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for inviting me to judge investigative documentaries for this year’s Emmy Awards, it is an immense honour.”

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