International Academy of Televison Arts & Sciences

via press release:





8 Nominees Span 7 Countries On 4 Continents

First time Nominations for News Coverage from India and Malaysia



New York, August 6, 2015 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2015 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on September 28, at a Ceremony at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. The international winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.


The 8 Nominees span 7 countries on 4 continents. The countries are: Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

This is the first time that India is nominated in the News category and Malaysia is nominated in the Current Affairs category.


“With an increasingly accelerated news cycle and competition for audiences on a global scale, the high-quality, reliable news coverage exemplified in our 2015 Nominees has never been more in demand.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


The full list of nominees follows.


2015 International Emmy Awards Current Affairs & News Nominees Announced




The Buck Stops Here – Srinagar Floods Coverage

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)


When floods ravaged Srinagar, Barkha Dutt anchored the scenes of unfolding tragedy. Her ground reports, interviews, and discussions highlighted the extent of devastation, the helplessness of residents, and the role of the Army – often criticized for its presence in Kashmir, now at the heart of rescue efforts.


CBC News: The National – The Ebola Effect (Ebola Outbreak in West Africa)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


By the fall of 2014, the deadly Ebola virus had swept viciously through West Africa, generating a tide of fear around the globe. CBC dispatched a crew to the overwhelmed capital of Liberia.


De Dag van Nationale Rouw

(The National Day of Mourning)

NOS Broadcasting Organization


Only 22 hours after the Dutch Government declared July 23rd as National Day of Mourning for the victims of the MH 17 crash, the NOS prepared a live broadcast.


Jornal Hoje and Jornal Nacional – The Death of Eduardo Campos



One of the leading candidates in one of the closest presidential elections in Brazilian history died in a plane crash just two months before the polls opened. Jornal Nacional covered the repercussions as well as the investigation over the following days. 




Stray Bullets

101 East/Al Jazeera English


Liberal gun laws, a thriving black market and rampant corruption have put almost four million guns – both legal and illegal – on the streets of the Philippines.  This investigation ventures deep into the crime-ridden neighborhoods of the Philippines and explores the nation’s dangerous addiction to guns.


Dispatches: Children on the Frontline – Children of Aleppo

ITN Productions

United Kingdom

This Dispatches documentary tells the story of five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the war in Syria. We meet young sisters Helen, Farah and Sara, and their brother Mohammed, whose father is a rebel commander in Aleppo. We also learn the story of Aboude, a singer and poster boy for the Syrian uprising.


ZDFzoom: Das Fussball-Imperium

(ZDFzoom: The Soccer Empire – The Dealings of FIFA)

ZDF German Television


Corruption in FIFA doesn’t sound new, but ZDFzoom reporter Markus Harm reveals very disturbing facts about the world’s most significant sports organization. In his film FIFA-The Soccer Empire, he gains insight into hidden documents and confronts FIFA bosses with his findings.


GloboNews Documentário – Torre de David (Tower of David)



4,000 people occupied an unfinished 45-story skyscraper in Caracas. They lived in the tallest vertical slum in the world for seven years. The characters’ stories illustrate the Venezuelan reality. Violence, social issues and politics are embedded in their daily reality.


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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.



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