SKY NEWS AND ITN DISPATCHES WIN INTERNATIONAL EMMYS® FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
New York, September 21, 2016 – The 2016 International Emmy for News was presented tonight to Sky News Migration Crisis (United Kingdom). The Emmy for current affairs was presented to Dispatches-Escape from Isis. (United Kingdom). The International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the US News Emmys during a ceremony which took place at Lincoln Center, in New York City.
Sky News Migration Crisis produced by Sky News, won the News category. This story covers the perilous journey of a group of migrants from Turkey to Greece, with exclusive insight from the Sky crew live on the Hungary-Serbia border as refugees and riot police clash.
Dispatches-Escape from Isis produced by ITN Productions/ Ronachan Films / Evan Williams Productions / Mediadante won the Current Affairs category. This special exposed the brutal treatment of the estimated 4 million women living under the rule of the Islamic State and shows the extraordinary courage of an underground network trying to save women and children held as slaves by ISIS.
“Extraordinary and disheartening events in the Middle East have set a new bar for courageous journalism and for the dedicated reporters, cameramen and crews who pour themselves into this work. We congratulate them,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The International Academy will announce the Nominees for 10 other program categories on September 26 and its 7 Kid’s categories at Mipcom, in Cannes, France on October 17.
Winners for Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-English Language US Primetime Program; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela and TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 44th International Emmy Awards Gala, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, on Monday, November 21.
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® 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
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