News Awards

International Emmy® News Awards

Celebrating Outstanding International Broadcast Journalism

The International Emmy® Current Affairs & News categories are presented alongside their American news and documentary counterparts as part of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.

The 2020 News & Current Affairs Winners were announced September 21, 2020.

Overview Of The 2020 International Emmy® News & Current Affairs Winners

The 2020 International Emmys for News & Current Affairs were presented September 21, 2020 by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the US News Emmys during a ceremony which took place online.

International Emmy® News Winner

Channel 4 News: Hong Kong – A Year of Living Dangerously
United Kingdom
In 2019, Hong Kong surprised itself, China and the rest of the world. A fabulously wealthy financial hub, supposedly driven mainly by the pursuit of profit, stood up to its own government and its masters in Beijing even though this was a willful act of economic self-harm. It did so in spectacular fashion. Suddenly politics and the pursuit of liberty mattered more than economics even though the people of Hong Kong know that they were fighting a losing battle against an unflinching power.creating technologies that are being exported to authoritarian states worldwide.


International Emmy® Current Affairs Winner

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag
Hardcash Productions / ITV
United Kingdom
ITV goes undercover into China’s secretive Xinjiang region. This investigation reveals how twelve million Muslims are living in a human laboratory where the world’s most sophisticated surveillance state is being created to control them, destroying their cultural identity and creating technologies that are being exported to authoritarian states worldwide.