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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2014 International Emmy® Awards Current Affairs & News Nominees Announced


8 Nominees Span 8 Countries On 4 Continents: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Romania, Russia, The Philippines and The United Kingdom.


New York, August 12, 2014 -
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2014 Current Affairs and News categories. Winners will be announced in New York on September 30, at a Ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The international winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.
 
The 8 Nominees span 8 countries on 4 continents. The countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Romania, Russia, The Philippines and The United Kingdom.
 
"Even a casual observer will now recognize that this is an unsettled and dangerous time around the world." said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "The need for reliable, high quality news reporting and presentation, exemplified in all of our nominees, has never been so great".
 
 
The full list of nominees follows.




The 2014 International Emmy® Awards Current Affairs & News Nominees:


Current Affairs  
 
The Fifth Estate: Made in Bangladesh
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canada
In North America, viewers sometimes turn away from stories about overseas disasters. When pictures of the Rana Plaza collapse first came out, many had that reaction. Dhaka seemed like a million miles away. 'Made in Bangladesh' is a personal story that makes the "foreign" suddenly seem universal.
 
The Long Journey Home
Antena 3
Romania
A boy saved from the abominable orphanage in Siret and now living in the US gathers the courage to return to Romania to meet the man who saved his life in the orphanage and the mother who abandoned him and thought he was gone.
 
Journalism for All - The Route of the K-Money
Canal 13 Artear
Argentina
"The Route of the K-Money" uncovers a money-laundering network that involves associates of the current President Cristina Kirchner and the late former President Néstor Kirchner. This chapter belongs to the last show of the year, in which a summary of the investigation is presented.

Sunday Report - One Child Policy
Television Broadcasts Limited
Hong Kong, China
China's One-child policy, conceived over 30 years ago, is said to be effective in controlling the increasing population. But over the years, countless women have suffered induced abortions, forced tube-tying and infanticide, ruining entire families. How is family planning enforced and at what cost?
 
 
 
News
 
Fantástico e Jornal Nacional - Fire in a Nightclub
TV Globo
Brazil
On January 27th, the third deadliest nightclub fire in the world killed 242 people in an overcrowded night spot. Two airplanes were sent to Southern Brazil; a team of over 20 professionals covered the story. We interviewed the club owner and built a replica to explain the tragedy.
 
News - Guantanamo Hunger Strike Coverage
RT News Channel
Russia
RT's Guantanamo coverage penetrates the global source of controversy and shame. Detention without trial, and a spiral into a mass hunger strike that ran over six months and brought force-feeding into the global news cycle were at the core of our coverage that featured activists, experts, and ex-inmates alike.
 
Syria's Descent
ITN for Channel 4 News
United Kingdom
We chart Syria's descent into hopelessness, as the brutal civil war entered its third year. With searing reports from Aleppo, Damascus, Ras-al-Ayn and Zaatari refugee camps, we showed the destruction of a country and the brutalization of its people.
 
TV Patrol Weekend - Most Powerful Storm
ABS-CBN
Philippines
Unnerving images of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Local Name: Yolanda) aired first on TV Patrol Weekend. ABS-CBN rescued their news team trapped in Tacloban City to report on the devastation. Nothing was spared in the city and other parts of Leyte.
 
 


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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies 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 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 US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.
 



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Tel: +1-212-489-6969
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