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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


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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.


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New York, March 26, 2007 — The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2007 International Emmy Founders Award to former United States Vice-President Al Gore, it was announced today by Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner.  The Award recognizes Mr. Gore’s role in launching cable/satellite channel Current TV and his ongoing effort to alert the world to one of the great challenges of our time, global warming.  Mr. Gore will accept the Award at the 35th International Emmy Awards Gala, November 19, 2007 in New York City. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of broadcasters in the world, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies.

"The Academy presents the Founders Award to an individual or organization which crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity- how perfect a definition for Al Gore,” said Mr. Paisner.  “We in the media industry are honored that one of the world’s leading political figures has joined our global community of broadcasters."

As Vice-President of the United States (1993-2000), Gore led Administration policies on telecommunications and actively championed causes such as the environment and the growth of the Internet. In August 2005, he co-founded Current TV, the first TV network created by, for and with young adults. Rather than a traditional network with primetime shows and a set schedule Current offers short-form programming, that is surprising and riveting. Its nonfiction videos, called “pods” explore the people, places, happenings and hot-button issues of interest to young adults. The programming covers subjects rarely found on TV, and in a voice young adults recognize--their own.  Current reaches over 50 million households worldwide, and is available in the US through Direct TV, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Dish Network and in Ireland and the UK on BSkyB and Virgin Media.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which, like Current TV, strives to create a global conversation through the powerful medium of television,” said Al Gore, Chairman of Current TV.

Mr. Gore is also the author of An Inconvenient Truth, the best-selling book on the threat of and solutions to global warming, and the subject of the movie of the same title, which has already become one of the top documentary films in history and winner of two Academy Awards.  

Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters in the world, with over 500 members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies.  The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy Award to programs in eleven categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actor; Best Performance by an Actress; Breaking News; Children & Young People; Comedy; Continuing News Coverage; Documentary; Drama Series; Interactive Channel, Interactive Program, Interactive Service, Non-Scripted Entertainment; TV Movie/Mini-Series.

The Academy is a unique, independent organization including the world's top television and media leaders who come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming.  Each year, the Academy produces the International Emmy World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival screens programming from around the world, featuring presentation and panels from leading producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy Awards Gala attracts over 1,200 international figures in broadcast, entertainment and media. More information can be found online at www.iemmys.tv.  

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