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MtvU Earns TV Academy Accolade

August 10, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ MTV’s college network, mtvU, will receive the television academy’s 2006 Governors Award for its campaign to inform students about the crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region and engage them in solutions.

``MtvU has done an extraordinary job in spreading awareness about the genocide taking place in Darfur to college and university students throughout the country,″ academy Chairman Dick Askin said in announcing the award Thursday.

The campaign by mtvU was launched in 2004 in partnership with groups including Amnesty International and the World Food Programme, the United Nations’ food relief agency.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Governors Award recognizes the achievements of an individual, company or organization. Past recipients include Jerry Lewis for his work with the Muscular Dystrophy telethon and MTV for programming on violence.

The award will be presented Aug. 19 at the creative arts Emmy ceremony hosted by the comedy duo of Penn & Teller. The show, honoring technical achievement and guest actors in series, will air as a two-hour special on E! Entertainment on Aug. 26.

The prime-time Emmys are scheduled for Aug. 27, airing on NBC.


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