“Hong Kong Year of Living Dangerously ” Wins International Emmy® for News

“Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag” Wins International Emmy® for Current Affairs


New York, September 21, 2020 –  The 2020 International Emmy for News was presented tonight to Hong Kong Year of Living Dangerously (Channel 4 News / ITN, United Kingdom), showing how in 2019, Hong Kong surprised itself, China and the rest of the world. 
The International Emmy for Current Affairs was presented to Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag (Hardcash Productions / ITV, United Kingdom). ITV went undercover into China’s secretive Xinjiang region. 
Both International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during an online ceremony in conjunction with the US News Emmys. Entered programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period and thus did not include any coverage about Covid-19 or social justice. 
“Tonight, we are privileged to recognize the courageous journalists behind these excellent programs.” said International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, while presenting the Emmys. “It has been fashionable in some places to talk a lot about fake news, but the nominated programs make it clear that the news coverage around the world is not only not fake, but essential to people conducting their lives in these complicated times.”

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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 held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series; Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming.  For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

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