Nominees from: Brazil, Israel, Qatar, Sweden, Turkey & The United Kingdom

New York, August 15, 2023 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2023 News & Current Affairs categories.The International Emmy® winners will be recognized alongside their American news peers during a ceremony in New York City, on September 27.

The 8 nominees span 6 countries: Brazil, Israel, Qatar, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Nominated programs in the News category include stories on the War in Ukraine, the death of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh while on assignment in the West Bank and the disappearance and deaths of Brazilian researcher of Indigenous culture, Bruno Pereira, and British journalist, Dom Phillips, in the Amazon.

Nominated Programs in the Current Affairs category include investigations into the death of 30 asylum seekers trying to cross the sea from France to Britain on an inflatable boat and the plight of civilians caught in the cross fire in the Ukraine War.

“In a world full of turmoil and conflict, the need for true journalistic voices is more vital than ever.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We salute the journalists around the world who take great risks every day to bring important human and political issues to the forefront.”

The full list of nominees follows.



Jornal Nacional and Fantástico: The Murder Of Bruno And Dom

A Brazilian researcher of Indigenous culture, Bruno Pereira, and British journalist, Dom Phillips, were killed in Indigenous territory in the Javari Valley in the Amazon. Globo shows the investigation and the search for the men’s bodies. The crime exposed the government’s environmental policies.

Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing
Al Jazeera English

On May 11, Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh’s went to the Jenin refugee camp to report on an Israeli raid. She never made it back: Abu Akleh was shot dead on the scene. Her legacy lives on globally, while demands for a transparent investigation of her death erupted around the world.

The Battle For Bucha & Irpin
Sky News
United Kingdom

This news coverage starts on March 5th, 2022 as the brutal battles for Bucha and Irpin began, when Russian troops attempted to surround Kyiv.  Civilians were bombed out of their homes leaving many with no choice but to escape. And others, including Sky’s own journalists, were targeted in their cars.

TV4 Nyheterna: Beyond Enemy Line
TV4 News

Correspondent Stefan Borg and cameraman Felix Larno went to Donetsk City and Mariupol in Russia-occupied territory and reported on the war from the other side of the front line.



Exposure: The Crossing
David Modell Productions
United Kingdom

More than 30 asylum seekers perished trying to cross the sea from France to Britain on an inflatable boat. Both countries’ governments blamed the victims, the youngest of whom was just 7. Investigating what exactly happened and who was on board, The Crossing reveals the truth about who was responsible.

GloboNews Documentário: Abrigo – Inocentes sob ataque
[GloboNews Documentary: Shelter – Innocents Under Fire]

Filmed over the first 3 months of the war in Ukraine, Shelter sheds light on the often forgotten protagonists in a conflict: those who are heavily harmed despite being far from the battlefields – like women who give birth in improvised underground hospitals.

Off The Grid – Ukraine Wartime Diaries

Under the laws of war, civilians should be protected. But in Ukraine, it looks like they were targeted. As Russian troops withdraw, the brutality of their occupation is revealed. Liberated areas become crime scenes. Some were killed or left for dead. Others were tortured or held captive.

UVDA: Last stop before Kyiv
I.D UVDA Ltd. / Keshet Media Group

It is the battle of their lives – a battle they cannot lose: Documentary filmmaker, Itai Anghel, and Photographer, Eddie Gerald, spent weeks with the people of Ukraine, standing strong against the Russian invasion in Kyiv, a nation fighting for survival. This is a report on resilience and hope.


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 60+ countries from all sectors of television including digital, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York City, 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 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; Sports Documentary, 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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