Trump Travel Ban Reporting Wins Emmy Award
And congratulations to Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who won an Emmy last night alongside journalist Laila Al-Arian and the Al Jazeera English Fault Lines team for their reporting on the Trump administration’s travel ban. This is Laila Al-Arian at the awards ceremony on Monday evening.
Laila Al-Arian: “Our story is about the Trump administration’s travel ban, how it unfolded and who it affected. We tell the story of a Syrian refugee family that was supposed to come to the U.S. but ultimately couldn’t because of the ban. As the policy was being challenged in court, 6-year-old Yahya died in a hospital in Turkey. His parents’ hope was that he’d be able to get medical treatment here. This award is dedicated to his memory.”