2010 International Emmy® Awards News & Current Affairs Nominees Announced

8 Nominees Span 7 Countries including Argentina; Brazil; Canada; Hong Kong, China; Qatar; Russia and the United Kingdom

NEW YORK, August 11, 2010 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the nominees for the 2010 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 27, 2010. The international winners will be honored alongside their American news and documentary counterparts.

The 8 Nominees span 7 countries including: Argentina; Brazil; Canada; Hong Kong, China; Qatar; Russia and The United Kingdom. The list of nominees follows.

“The 2010 International Emmy Award Nominees for News & Current Affairs offer a fascinating window into the human drama constantly unfolding around the world in conflict zones, politics or even daily life.”, said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  “We congratulate them for their outstanding achievements in television reporting.”

Al Jazeera English News Hour – Gaza War
Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English had teams on both sides of the border during the 22 day Israel/Gaza war, which broke out on December 26, 2008 and ended on January 17, 2009. Submitted coverage follows the start of a ground offensive in the territory on January 5, 2009.
Pakistan-Terrors’ Front Line
Sky News
United Kingdom

In March 2009, Sky news revealed that the Taliban were in control of a large part of Pakistan; that a new group of British-born terror suspects trained in Pakistan had returned to the UK, and that militants were gaining increasing support in an area containing vital supply routes for British and American troops in Afghanistan – all this in a country on the front line of the war on terror. Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay became the first and only journalist to enter the Swat Valley when it came under Taliban control. Images of masked gunmen carrying out public floggings and summary executions fueled an international diplomatic crisis. In an interview to Jeremy Thompson, anchoring the channel’s coverage from Islamabad, the country’s President denied the militants were in control, despite Sky’s evidence. Sky News Correspondent Alex Crawford negotiated exclusive access to the Taliban in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan. She uncovered Taliban leaders the government could not find and obtained film of street executions carried out by militant groups.
News: Extended News Coverage on Obama’s Visit to Russia
RT Channel

This report is part of RT’s two-day-long project on extended news coverage of Obama’s visit to Russia. Such special reports went out for two days on July 6 and 7, 2009, 24 hours a day. An RT live feed position was installed on Manezhnaya Square in downtown Moscow, and the entire broadcasting, from where the entire broadcast was done. The broadcast had interviews with experts from Europe and America going live every hour. State leaders’ meetings and speeches were also aired live.
Jornal Nacional: Blackout in Brazil
TV Globo

On the night of November 10, 2009, sixty-million Brazilians in 18 states were left without electricity. Power was partially restored the next morning. The first official explanation only came 24 hours later: lightning had supposedly struck power lines. TV Globo investigated and confronted contradictory versions, and exposed the fragile state of the power grid and the effects on the population. As Brazil recovered from the international financial crisis, the blackout brought to light how an inefficient infrastructure can damage the country’s economic ambitions.

Tuesday Report: Child Abduction
Television Broadcasts Limited
Hong Kong, China

China has implemented a ‘one child policy’ for decades. Except for peasants and some special cases, each family is allowed only one child. But a traditional preference for male heirs remains ingrained. Some families unable to sire a male heir seek to purchase one by illegal means. This incurs child abduction. Abducted children are sold locally or even abroad, and become the adopted children of other families. Older children who can’t be sold are forced into prostitution or hard labor.
Dispatches – Pakistan’s Taliban Generation
October Film for Channel 4
United Kingdom

Pakistan’s Taliban Generation investigates how the war on terror is creating a generation of child terrorists – children prepared to kill both inside and outside Pakistan. With the recent attack in Lahore on the Sri Lankan cricket team, last year’s suicide bombing in Islamabad, and the assault on Mumbai, Pakistan’s radical Islamists are bringing violence to the major cities of Pakistan and beyond. Pakistani journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reveals how the Taliban are recruiting increasingly younger fighters for their campaign. She meets a 14-year-old boy in Karachi who’s desperate to become a suicide bomber, and speaks to the elite unit of the anti-terror police squad, who warn her that the Taliban are recruiting children from small madrassas in deprived neighborhoods. She also interviews a Taliban commander responsible for child recruitment, Qari Abdullah, who reveals that children as young as five are now being used by the Taliban.
Enquete: The Ultimate Forgiveness
Societe Radio-Canada

In October 2006, a man entered a little Amish school in the town of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, USA. He shoots 10 little girls, five of whom die, before killing himself. Immediately, the Amish surprise the world by forgiving the killer and his family. This is the story of a terrible shooting and interviews with Amish families and the mother of the killer.
Telenoche: Glaciers, The First Veto
Artear-Canal 13

On November 10, 2008, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner vetoed a law that had been approved unanimously by both chambers of senators and deputies a few weeks before. The law, known as Glaciers Law, protected the gigantic mass of ice from possible mining exploitation. On the veto text the president recognized that governors from the range provinces had expressed their concern about law regulations, because the new environmental protecting measures could affect millionaire investments. The law approval put at risk the investment of more than 3,000 million dollars that Canadian Enterprise Barrick Gold had invested to stay with the gold, silver, and other minerals that the Andes Range keeps inside. Telenoche investigates the reasons of a polemic decision that produced breaks inside the governing party and shows the power of the multinationals that seeks gold, silver, and copper between Argentina and Chile.

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.


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