The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revealed the nominees for the 2019 news and current affairs categories, hailing from Brazil, Nigeria, Sweden, Qatar, Russia and the U.K.
In the news arena, the nominees are Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks: The Cambridge Analytica Scandal (ITN/Channel 4 News, U.K.), Indonesia: Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami (Al Jazeera English, Qatar), Jornal da Globo, Jornal Nacional and Fantastico: The Murder of Marielle Franco (TV Globo/GloboNews, Brazil) and Siberia Fire: Kemerovo Tragedy (RT, Russia).
The nominees for current affairs are BBC Africa Eye: Sweet Sweet Codeine (BBC World Service, Nigeria), Exposure: Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs (ITV/Hardcash Productions, U.K.), Fantástico: 11 Days in North Korea (TV Globo/GloboNews, Brazil) and Mission Investigate: Deceptive Diplomacy (Sveriges Television [SVT]/Mission Investigate, Sweden).
Winners will be presented with awards in New York on September 24, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
“Broadcast journalists give a voice to those who are silenced and shine a light on what is hidden, as demonstrated in this year’s nominated programs,” said Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “I believe it is more than ever our collective responsibility to protect their work; and defend freedom of the press, one of the great bulwarks of liberty.”