AP’s Mstyslav Chernov wins Royal Television Society award

LONDON – Associated Press journalist Mstyslav Chernov has been named camera operator of the year at the Royal Television Society awards in London.

Chernov, based in Ukraine, has covered the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris in November and Europe’s refugee crisis. He picked up Wednesday’s prize after being honoured at last year’s awards in the young talent of the year category.

Organizers said Chernov had an “exceptional eye for detail,” adding that his work captured emotion and conveyed “the fear and sometimes panic that was at the heart of so many news events last year.”

The RTS awards are globally recognized honours, principally in broadcast news. The AP was nominated in two other categories.