The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the contenders for the 2018 news and current affairs categories, with nominees hailing from Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Qatar, Russia, Turkey and the U.K.
In the news category, the nominees are #MosulSOS (RT, Russia), Jornal GloboNews: Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot—the collapse of Brazil’s prison system (GloboNews/TV Globo, Brazil), Newsgrid: Qatar Crisis Special (Al Jazeera English, Qatar) and Sky News: Rohingya Crisis (Sky News, U.K.).
The nominees in the current affairs category are GloboNews Especial: Children of Maria da Penha (GloboNews/TV Globo, Brazil), Menschenschmuggler: Das Geschäft mit den Flüchtlingen (DR TV, Denmark; ZDF, Germany), Off the Grid: Silent Death on a Syrian Journey (TRT World, Turkey) and White Right: Meeting the Enemy (Fuuse Films/ITV, U.K.).
“Historically we congratulate our nominees for their persistence and bravery in covering stories, and now we realize we also have to congratulate them for standing up to governments who would severely restrict what they report or put them out of business entirely,” said Bruce L. Paisner, the president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “You only have to look at the list of nominees to see all the problems in the world and how badly we need broadcast journalists to uncover misbehavior and raise awareness.”