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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:
Profession: Reporter - Children and Drugs: A Childhood Overtaken by Addiction
TV Globo
'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
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
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.
Jornal Nacional - Rains in the Mountain Region of Rio
TV Globo
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.)
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
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
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  

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