2008 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS WINNERS FOR NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED
PRO-TV NEWS ROMANIA WINS FIRST NEWS EMMY® EVER FOR EASTERN EUROPE
NETHERLANDS PETER R. DE VRIES’ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION ON NATALEE HOLLOWAY DISAPPEARANCE WINS CURRENT AFFAIRS
New York, September 22, 2008 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the 2008 International Emmy® Awards winners for its News and Current Affairs categories.
The Pro-TV News report “Any Idea of What Your Kid is Doing Right Now?” about abandoned children made history by winning the first News Emmy ever for Romania and for Eastern Europe.
Dutch crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries’ undercover camera report on the Natalee Holloway case, produced by SBS Broadcasting B.V/Endemol Entertainment won the Current Affairs category. De Vries investigated the disappearance and possible murder of a young American in Aruba.
The International Emmys were presented to the winners by Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York City on September 22, 2008.
“We continue to marvel at the spread of news capabilities and excellence in television reporting in an increasing number of countries,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. ”Tonight’s winners will cause even more organizations around the world to aspire to win International Emmys in future years.”
Nominees for ten other International Emmy Awards categories will be announced October 13 at MIPCOM in Cannes, France. Winners will receive their awards at the 36th International Emmy® Awards Gala, November 24, in New York City.
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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