PROGRAMS ABOUT THE JANUARY 6 INSURRECTION & EXONERATED GUANTANAMO PRISONER MOHAMEDOU SLAHI WIN INTERNATIONAL EMMYS® FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
New York, September 28, 2022 – The 2022 International Emmy® for News was presented tonight to ITV News: Storming of The Capitol (ITV News/Independent Television News (ITN)), United Kingdom. ITV News was the only TV news team in the world embedded in the mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. They captured coverage of the insurrection, with first-hand action from the heart of the mob.
The International Emmy® for Current Affairs was presented to Slahi und seine Folterer (In Search of Monsters) (Hoferichter & Jacobs / NDR / RBB / MDR / Arte), Germany. For 14 years, Mr. Slahi was incarcerated in the US military prison at Guantanamo. Slahi was considered one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world. Now he is free, released by two US courts.
“The International Emmy® gives us an opportunity to reward quality in television from around the world even as in this case, the subject matter of the programs produced in the UK and Germany is events in the United States.” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Both International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as part of a ceremony with the National Academy’s US News Emmys.
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, 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, Sports Documentary, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.
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