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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NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS


8 Nominees Span 7 Countries On 4 Continents
First time Nominations for News Coverage from India and Malaysia



NEW YORK, August 6, 2015 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2015 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on September 28, at a Ceremony at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. The international winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.
 
The 8 Nominees span 7 countries on 4 continents. The countries are: Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This is the first time that India is nominated in the News category and Malaysia is nominated in the Current Affairs category.
 
"With an increasingly accelerated news cycle and competition for audiences on a global scale, the high-quality, reliable news coverage exemplified in our 2015 Nominees has never been more in demand." said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
 
The full list of nominees follows.




2015 International Emmy® Awards News & Current Affairs Nominees:



NEWS
 

The Buck Stops Here - Srinagar Floods Coverage
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)
India

When floods ravaged Srinagar, Barkha Dutt anchored the scenes of unfolding tragedy. Her ground reports, interviews, and discussions highlighted the extent of devastation, the helplessness of residents, and the role of the Army - often criticized for its presence in Kashmir, now at the heart of rescue efforts.
 

CBC News: The National - The Ebola Effect (Ebola Outbreak in West Africa)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canada

By the fall of 2014, the deadly Ebola virus had swept viciously through West Africa, generating a tide of fear around the globe. CBC dispatched a crew to the overwhelmed capital of Liberia.
 

De Dag van Nationale Rouw (The National Day of Mourning)
NOS Broadcasting Organization
Netherlands

Only 22 hours after the Dutch Government declared July 23rd as National Day of Mourning for the victims of the MH 17 crash, the NOS prepared a live broadcast.
 

Jornal Hoje and Jornal Nacional - The Death of Eduardo Campos
TV GLOBO
Brazil

One of the leading candidates in one of the closest presidential elections in Brazilian history died in a plane crash just two months before the polls opened. Jornal Nacional covered the repercussions as well as the investigation over the following days.
 
 
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS
 

Stray Bullets
101 East / Al Jazeera English
Malaysia

Liberal gun laws, a thriving black market and rampant corruption have put almost four million guns - both legal and illegal - on the streets of the Philippines. This investigation ventures deep into the crime-ridden neighborhoods of the Philippines and explores the nation's dangerous addiction to guns.
 

Dispatches: Children on the Frontline - Children of Aleppo
ITN Productions
United Kingdom

This Dispatches documentary tells the story of five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the war in Syria. We meet young sisters Helen, Farah and Sara, and their brother Mohammed, whose father is a rebel commander in Aleppo. We also learn the story of Aboude, a singer and poster boy for the Syrian uprising.
 

ZDFzoom: Das Fussball-Imperium (ZDFzoom: The Soccer Empire - The Dealings of FIFA)
ZDF German Television
Germany

Corruption in FIFA doesn't sound new, but ZDFzoom reporter Markus Harm reveals very disturbing facts about the world's most significant sports organization. In his film FIFA-The Soccer Empire, he gains insight into hidden documents and confronts FIFA bosses with his findings.
 

GloboNews Documentário - Torre de David (Tower of David)
GloboNews
Brazil

4,000 people occupied an unfinished 45-story skyscraper in Caracas. They lived in the tallest vertical slum in the world for seven years. The characters' stories illustrate the Venezuelan reality. Violence, social issues and politics are embedded in their daily reality.
 



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




MEDIA CONTACTS


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
don@lippingroup.com


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