2017 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED

7 First Ever Emmy Nomination for Israel’s i24NEWS and First Current Affairs Nomination for Sweden’s SVT
 

 

New York, August 7, 2017 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2017 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on October 5, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The International Emmy winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.

The 8 Nominees span 6 countries on 3 continents. The countries are: Brazil, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Israeli network i24NEWS has garnered its first ever Emmy nomination in the News category for its French language coverage of the Republican National Convention. Swedish Public Broadcaster, SVT scored its first nomination in the Current Affairs category for an investigation into the Panama Papers. Additionally, Brazil’s TV Globo is nominated in both categories.

"In today's political climate, a free, fearless and independent media establishment is more essential than ever to the democratic process.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We salute the 2017 nominees for raising much needed awareness of critical world issues and events with their outstanding broadcast journalism.”

The full list of nominees follows.


 



2017 Nominees - News & Current Affairs



NEWS
 

Inside Aleppo - Battle for Aleppo
Channel 4 News / ITN
United Kingdom
The battle for Aleppo was the most brutal in the five-year Syrian war. A C4 News journalist & filmmaker was inside the besieged city with unrivaled access to the horror, chaos, and civilian tragedy unfolding.

Jornal Nacional - The Ryan Lochte Scandal
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
A dream team of swimmers were robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics. The tale fit Rio’s violent reputation and gained worldwide attention. Jornal Nacional’s investigative journalists exposed the lie concocted by Ryan Lochte and discovered the real story. Lochte later confessed and apologized in an exclusive interview in Globo’s New York studios.

Le Journal - Paris/Jaffa - Republican National Convention, Cleveland
i24NEWS
Israel
Le Journal covers Donald Trump's investiture at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with special correspondent David Benaym behind the scenes of the event.

TV Patrol - Super Typhoon Lawin's Trail of Damage
ABS-CBN
Philippines
TV Patrol: Typhoon Lawin’s Trail of Destruction Super Typhoon Lawin (International Name: Haima) battered northern Philippines on October 20, 2016. It made landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan before midnight, and wreaked havoc in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and nearby areas.


Current Affairs

101 East - Rodrigo Duterte: A President's Report Card
Al Jazeera English
Malaysia
A ruthless crackdown on drugs, allegations of thousands of extrajudicial killings, a war of words with world leaders - Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the most controversial leaders of our times. 101 East gets exclusive access to the man behind the headlines.

Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered
Hardcash Productions / ITV / WGBH/Frontline
United Kingdom
This film reveals the hidden reality inside one of the world’s most secretive and strict Islamic regimes. Saudi Arabia is a key ally of the West, but with unprecedented access to an underground network of young activists, this film uncovers a society where opposition is beginning to take shape.

Globo Repórter - Art as Passport
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
In a country with so much inequality, the opportunity to learn art can transform lives. Young people in social projects in the favelas find new prospects for their families. Some have already started promising careers abroad, such as ballerina Ingrid Silva and trombonist Aline Alcantara.

Uppdrag granskning: Panamadokumenten (Mission Investigate: The Panama Papers)
SVT / ICIJ / Syddeutsche Zeitung / Reykjavik Media / Yle / DR / NDR / RUV / Première Lignes France
Sweden
The Panama Papers has become a milestone in the international fight against tax evasion and money-laundering. 400 journalists worked with the leak, including Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark. Their interview with the Icelandic Prime Minister about his offshore business was broadcast worldwide.


 




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 held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids 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 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, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv
 




 
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CURRENT AFFAIRS & NEWS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS

Nominees Span 7 countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Qatar and Russia.


New York, August 21, 2012 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2012 Current Affairs and News categories. The Academy will present the nominees with their medals and certificates, at a breakfast event on October 1, in New York City, featuring guest speaker David Westin, former President of ABC News and author of recently published Exit Interview. Winners will be announced that night at a Ceremony at the Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The international winners will be honored alongside their American news and documentary counterparts.
 
The 8 Nominees span 7 countries: Brazil (2), Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Qatar and Russia.
 
"The 2012 nominees present a powerful showcase of the human, political and socio-economic drama unfolding daily around the world," said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "The Academy congratulates the men and women behind these programs for their outstanding journalism."
 


 
The 2012 International Emmy® Awards Current Affairs & News Nominees:
 
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS:
 
Profession: Reporter - Children and Drugs: A Childhood Overtaken by Addiction
TV Globo
Brazil
'Profession: Reporter' explores the reality of childhood drug addiction in urban areas of Brazil. In the city of Rio de Janeiro local authorities have created mandatory treatment programs to help underage crack addicts.
 
 
Haiti's Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake
CBC Television
Canada
After the earthquake in Haiti, thousands of children were orphaned and left behind to unknown fates. We follow the hope and heartache of three of those children and the caring adults in Canada and Haiti determined to help them.
 
 
China Dolls - Fragile Bodies, Strong Minds
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong, China
In May 2011 reporter Ren Ren spent a month filming two families affected by Brittle Bone Disease in China. The survival rates of children with the rare disease and their daily struggles are revealed.
 
 
Extra: The RTL Magazine - The Merciless Traffic in the Flight From Africa
infoNetwork GmbH
Germany
There are an estimated 180,000 refugees crowded into the areas between Tunisia and Egypt, attempting to reach Europe by sea. RTL 'Extra' reporter Jenke von Wilmsdorff has become the first TV journalist to accompany hundreds of refugees aboard a smuggler's boat to Lampedusa.
 
 
 
NEWS:
 
Jornal Nacional - Rains in the Mountain Region of Rio
TV Globo
Brazil
In January 2011 heavy rains in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro state caused the worst natural disaster in Brazilian history. TV Globo's crews took to the road soon after the first landslides began. The crews followed rescue teams as they struggled to reach families stranded in extreme conditions.
 
 
Great East Japan Earthquake Emergency News
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Japan
On March 11, 2011 the largest earthquake in the country's history struck Japan, generating a devastatingly destructive tsunami. NHK was immediately on the scene, covering the first moments of the disaster as it happened and providing continuous coverage to keep the public informed.
 
 
Newshour - Fall of Tripoli
Al Jazeera Network / Al Jazeera English
Qatar
Al Jazeera journalists provide extensive coverage of the uprising in Libya. As fighters advanced towards Tripoli from Zlitan to the Western mountains, Al Jazeera tells the stories of the people of Libya and the battle to free them from years of tyranny.
 
 
Occupy Wall Street - Occupy Movement
RT Channel
Russia
On October 15, 2011 the Occupy movement went global. It started in New York City when protesters, unhappy with the way their government was handling the economy, pitched tents outside the stock exchange. RT brings the protesters' message worldwide.



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.  
 

MEDIA CONTACTS
  
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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Communications Director
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv  

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