2009 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS WINNERS FOR NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED
ITV News-China Earthquake (UK) Wins News
Dispatches – Saving Africa’s Witch Children produced by Red Rebel Films and Oxford Scientific Films for Channel 4 (UK) Wins Current Affairs
New York, September 21, 2009 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the 2009 International Emmy® Awards winners for its News and Current Affairs categories.
The ITV News-China Earthquake coverage for the UK, of the biggest earthquake in China in the last 30 years capturing the terrifying ordeal of the survivors, won the News Category.
Dispatches – Saving Africa’s Witch Children, a Special produced by Red Rebel Films and Oxford Scientific Films for Channel 4 (UK) depicting the plight of Nigerian children accused of being witches, won the Current Affairs Category.
The International Emmys were presented to the winners by Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York City on September 21, 2009.
“We congratulate the international reporters and production teams behind these two riveting stories for achieving the difficult task of giving a voice to human drama while crossing cultural boundaries.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Nominees for ten other International Emmy Awards categories will be announced October 5 at Mipcom in Cannes, France. Winners will receive their awards at the 37th International Emmy® Awards Gala, November 23, in New York City.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 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 Ceremony 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 fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.
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