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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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2016 International Emmy® Awards Nominees for News & Current Affairs Announced

8 Nominees Span 6 Countries On 3 Continents
Al Jazeera English and TV Globo Are Nominated in Both Categories

    
 
NEW YORK, August 9, 2016 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2016 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on September 21, at a Ceremony at Rose Hall, 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, Germany, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia and the United Kingdom.
 
Al Jazeera English and TV Globo are nominated in both categories this year.
 
"In this volatile world where anybody can comment on serious world events on social media platforms, true journalistic voices and investigations are more crucial than ever." said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We salute the 2016 nominees for their outstanding broadcast journalism."
 
The full list of nominees follows.
 
 



2016 International Emmy® Awards News & Current Affairs Nominees


NEWS
 
Nepal Earthquake Coverage - Nepal Earthquake and its Aftermath
Al Jazeera English News
Qatar
Subina Shresta, AJE's Nepal-based correspondent, witnessed the earthquake and its immediate consequences first hand. She was on the air within minutes, reporting on the devastation suffered, and the first reactions. Within hours she was joined by teams from Asia and Qatar.
 
Sky News - Migration Crisis
Sky News
United Kingdom
As thousands of Syrian refugees risk their lives to reach a better life in Europe, Sky News covers their perilous journey. We gain an exclusive insight, traveling with a group of migrants from Turkey to Greece, and are live on the Hungary-Serbia border as refugees and riot police clash.
 
RT News - UNGA: Special Coverage
RT
Russia
Every year, world leaders descend on Manhattan to talk. UNGA 2015 was special not only because it was the 70th gathering - but also because it came amid unprecedented tensions in the modern times. What happened when all world leaders were placed in the same room?
 
Jornal Nacional and Fantastico - Microcephaly/Zika
TV Globo
Brazil
In 2015, a rise in cases of microcephaly - associated to the Zika virus - stunned Brazil. Our reporters spoke to the first doctors to link the virus to microcephaly, and in the process, served the population by tracking the spread across the country and demanding action from authorities.


CURRENT AFFAIRS
 
101 East - Afghanistan: No Country for Women
Al Jazeera English
Malaysia
Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women like 'Mariam,' who was seven months pregnant when her husband almost killed her. In the majority of cases, abuse against women is committed by the people they love and trust the most - their families.
 
Dispatches: Escape from ISIS
ITN / Ronachan Films / Evan Williams Productions / Mediadante
United Kingdom
This Dispatches special exposed the brutal treatment of the estimated 4 million women living under the rule of the Islamic State. Escape from Isis shows the extraordinary courage of an underground network trying to save women and children held as slaves by ISIS.
 
Reportage im Ersten - Long Thanh Will Lachen (Long Thanh Wants to Smile)
ARD / NDR
Germany
Agent Orange was a highly-toxic defoliant used by the US military in the Vietnam War. It killed the plants that hid the enemy. 40 years later, generations of Vietnamese still suffer from Agent Orange, like 15-year old Long Thanh. However, despite the challenges he faces, he manages to live his life in an admirable way.
 
GloboNews Documentário - Syria on the Run
GloboNews / Globo TV
Brazil
Syria on the Run sheds light on the lives of victims and witnesses of a war that has urged 6.5 million people to abandon their homes. In Aleppo, children find shelter in an underground school, a doctor assists the battlefront's wounded, and rebels fight the regime and ISIL.





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, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv




MEDIA CONTACTS
 
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Cell: +1-646-334-9299
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv  
 
The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
matt@lippingroup.com
 
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