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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.


 




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2007 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CATEGORIES SPAN ASIA, EUROPE & LATIN AMERICA - First news nominations ever for Hong Kong, Romania, Russia & the Philippines

New York, August 29, 2007 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the nominees for the 2007 News and Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced at a Ceremony at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City on September 24, 2007. The international winners will be honored alongside their American news and documentary counterparts.

This is the first time ever that programs from Romania and The Philippines are nominated for an International Emmy® Award and the first time ever that programs from Hong Kong and Russia are nominated in the news category.

“The 2007 nominees are testimony to the diversity of international television news organizations which now reach a high standard of excellence,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also President of Hearst Entertainment. “The International Academy takes enormous pride in saluting the work of these outstanding news organizations and journalists from Asia, Europe and South America.”

The 2007 International Emmy Award News Nominees:

NEWS:

Bandila: The Subic Rape Case Promulgation
ABS-CBN
The Philippines

BBC News: Lebanon Crisis
BBC News for the BBC
United Kingdom

Jornal Nacional: Caravana JN – Elections
Globo TV
Brazil

Pro TV News: Tibetans at the Chinese Border
Pro TV
Romania

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Baghdad: A Doctor's Story
Guardian Films for BBC Two
United Kingdom

Hot Line: The Candelária Slaughter
TV Globo
Brazil

La Liga: The Path of the Cocaine Leaf
Cuatro Cabezas S.A.
Argentina

Special Reporter: Vyacheslav Grunskiy's Studio - The Zone of Love
Vyacheslav Grunskiy's Studio for TV channel Russia
Russia

Sunday Report: Give Us A Hand! Help Us Lie!
Television Broadcasts Limited
Hong Kong, China

Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 350 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 Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Breaking News; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-Scripted Entertainment; News; 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 quality programming from around the world, featuring leading international producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy® Awards Gala attracts over 1,100 international figures in broadcast, entertainment and media. More information can be found online at www.iemmys.tv.

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