The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2020 News & Current Affairs categories. The International Emmy winners will be recognized alongside their American news peers during an online ceremony on September 21.
The eight nominees span six countries: Brazil, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Brazil's TV Globo is nominated once again in both categories for the coverage of Rio de Janeiro's state legislature ghost staff (News) and the Syrian Democratic Forces, led by Kurdish fighters, in the last five months of the battle against ISIS (Current Affairs). All the programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition's eligibility period.
"In the midst of the pandemic, we are grateful for news organizations like these who even before the pandemic were boldly exploring the issues in their societies," said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We salute the outstanding work and great courage of our nominees for reporting on difficult and sensitive matters, despite the many challenges and obstacles continuously thrown at them," he added.
● 2020 NOMINEES - NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
- Channel 4 News: Hong Kong - A Year of Living Dangerously
- TV Globo: RJ2: Ghost Staff
- RT International: Russian Jet Crash-Landing in Moscow: Timeline and Survivors
- Al Jazeera English: The Battle for Burkina Faso
- BBC Africa Eye: Sex for Grades
- GloboNews Documentário: Allies (GloboNews Documentaries)
- Mission Investigate / Sveriges Television (SVT): Swedbank och Penningtvätten: Dirty Banking (The Story of Swedbank and the World's Largest Money Laundering Scandal)
- Hardcash Productions / ITV: Undercover: Inside China's Digital Gulag
In the midst of the pandemic, we are grateful for news organizations like these who even before the pandemic were boldly exploring the issues in their societies” Bruce L. Paisner President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences