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Nominees Unveiled for News & Current Affairs International Emmys


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revealed the nominees for the 2017 news and current affairs categories, which feature programs hailing from Brazil, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sweden and the U.K.

Israeli network i24NEWS 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. Brazil’s TV Globo is nominated in both categories: Jornal Nacional—The Ryan Lochte Scandal (news) and Globo Repórter—Art as Passport (current affairs).

The news category also features Inside Aleppo—Battle for Aleppo (Channel 4 News/ITN, U.K.) and TV Patrol—Super Typhoon Lawin’s Trail of Damage (ABS-CBN, Philippines).

In the current affairs category, the rest of the nominees are 101 East—Rodrigo Duterte: A President’s Report Card (Al Jazeera English, Malaysia) and Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered (Hardcash Productions/ITV/WGBH/Frontline, U.K.).

“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, the president and 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.”

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