2014 International Emmy® Awards Current Affairs & News Nominees Announced


New York, August 12, 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2014 Current Affairs and News categories. Winners will be announced in New York on September 30, at a Ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The international winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.

The 8 Nominees span 8 countries on 4 continents. The countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Romania, Russia, The Philippines and The United Kingdom.

“Even a casual observer will now recognize that this is an unsettled and dangerous time around the world.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “The need for reliable, high quality news reporting and presentation, exemplified in all of our nominees, has never been so great”.

The full list of nominees follows.



The Fifth Estate: Made in Bangladesh
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
In North America, viewers sometimes turn away from stories about overseas disasters. When pictures of the Rana Plaza collapse first came out, many had that reaction. Dhaka seemed like a million miles away. ‘Made in Bangladesh’ is a personal story that makes the “foreign” suddenly seem universal.

The Long Journey Home
Antena 3
A boy saved from the abominable orphanage in Siret and now living in the US gathers the courage to return to Romania to meet the man who saved his life in the orphanage and the mother who abandoned him and thought he was gone.

Journalism for All – The Route of the K-Money
Canal 13 Artear
“The Route of the K-Money” uncovers a money-laundering network that involves associates of the current President Cristina Kirchner and the late former President Néstor Kirchner. This chapter belongs to the last show of the year, in which a summary of the investigation is presented.

Sunday Report – One Child Policy
Television Broadcasts Limited
Hong Kong, China
China’s One-child policy, conceived over 30 years ago, is said to be effective in controlling the increasing population. But over the years, countless women have suffered induced abortions, forced tube-tying and infanticide, ruining entire families. How is family planning enforced and at what cost?


Fantástico e Jornal Nacional – Fire in a Nightclub
TV Globo
On January 27th, the third deadliest nightclub fire in the world killed 242 people in an overcrowded night spot. Two airplanes were sent to Southern Brazil; a team of over 20 professionals covered the story. We interviewed the club owner and built a replica to explain the tragedy.

News – Guantanamo Hunger Strike Coverage
RT News Channel
RT’s Guantanamo coverage penetrates the global source of controversy and shame. Detention without trial, and a spiral into a mass hunger strike that ran over six months and brought force-feeding into the global news cycle were at the core of our coverage that featured activists, experts, and ex-inmates alike.

Syria’s Descent
ITN for Channel 4 News
United Kingdom
We chart Syria’s descent into hopelessness, as the brutal civil war entered its third year. With searing reports from Aleppo, Damascus, Ras-al-Ayn and Zaatari refugee camps, we showed the destruction of a country and the brutalization of its people.

TV Patrol Weekend – Most Powerful Storm
Unnerving images of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Local Name: Yolanda) aired first on TV Patrol Weekend. ABS-CBN rescued their news team trapped in Tacloban City to report on the devastation. Nothing was spared in the city and other parts of Leyte.

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 60 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies 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 twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.


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