ITN FOR CHANNEL 4 NEWS’ (UK) SYRIA’S DESCENT WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOR NEWS. CBC’s (CANADA)THE FIFTH ESTATE: MADE IN BANGLADESH WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS

New York, September 30, 2014 – The 2014 International Emmys for News & Current Affairs were presented tonight to Syria’s Descent and the fifth estate: Made In Bangladesh. The International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the US News Emmys during a ceremony which took place at Lincoln Center, in New York City.

Syria’s Descent produced by ITN for Channel 4 News, won the News category. This story charts Syria’s descent into hopelessness with searing coverage from Aleppo, Damascus, Ras-al-Ayn and Zaatari refugee camps, as the brutal civil war entered its third year.

The fifth estate: Made In Bangladesh produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) won the Current Affairs category. This report investigates the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, during which 1,000 garment workers died, and exposes the inhumane work conditions imposed by local contractors hired by major North American clothing brands.

“In these dangerous and unsettled times, the need for high quality news has never been so great.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “These two programs capture two strands of critical news reporting today: news of war, and news of people who suffer, even absent war.”

The International Academy will announce the Nominees for its 6 kids categories, on October 8 and the Nominees for 10 other program categories, at Mipcom, in Cannes, France on October 13.

Winners for Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-English Language US Primetime Program; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela and TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 42nd International Emmy Awards Gala, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, on Monday, November 25.

Winners for the 6 kids categories: Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; and Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 3rd International Emmy® Kids Awards, February, 2015, in New York City.


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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awardsat 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 Non-English Language US primetime programming, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.

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