2008 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS FOR NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED
First Emmy nominations ever for Al Jazeera (Qatar)
TV Globo (Brazil) & Pro TV News (Romania) Nominated For the Second Consecutive Year
New York, August 13, 2008 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the nominees for the 2008 News and Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced at a Ceremony at the Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on September 22, 2008. The international winners will be honored alongside their American news and documentary counterparts.
This is the first time ever that a program from Al Jazeera is nominated for an International Emmy Award. Al Jazeera’s English language channel was nominated both in the Current Affairs and News Categories.
TV Globo (Brazil) is nominated in both news categories for the second year in a row.
“Independent jurors from many nations have selected programs from organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera, TV Globo and ITV to compete for the International Emmy- further proof that a new standard of excellence in television journalism is rapidly developing around the world,“ said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also President of Hearst Entertainment.
The 2008 International Emmy® Award News Nominees:
Al Jazeera English Kuala Lumpur News Hour – Popular Uprising in Myanmar & Military Crackdown
Al Jazeera English
ITV News – Zimbabwe – The Tyranny and the Tragedy
ITV News produced by ITN for ITV1
Jornal Nacional – TAM Accident
Pro TV News – Any Idea of What Your Kid is doing Right Now?
the fifth estate – Cruel Camera
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Hot Line – Césio 137
Peter R. de Vries – Natalee Holloway
SBS Broadcasting B.V./Endemol Nederland B.V.
Witness – Red Mosque
Al Jazeera English/Midwinter Productions
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION
Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from over 65 countries and over 400 companies. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy Award to programs in fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-Scripted Entertainment; News; Interactive Channel; Interactive Program; Interactive TV Service; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.
The Academy is a unique, independent organization including the world’s top television and media leaders who come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming. Each year, the Academy produces the International Emmy World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival screens quality programming from around the world, featuring leading international producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy Awards Gala attracts over 1,000 international figures in broadcast, entertainment and media. More information can be found online at www.iemmys.tv.
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