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Asia in the mix for International Emmy nominees

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 2014 current affairs and news categories, the winners of which will be announced on September 30 at a ceremony in New York.

World Screen reports the nominees span eight countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Romania, Russia, the Philippines and the U.K.

For current affairs, the nominees are The Fifth Estate: Made in Bangladesh (CBC, Canada), Journalism for All: The Route of the K-Money (Canal 13 Artear, Argentina), The Long Journey Home (Antena 3, Romania) and Sunday Report: One Child Policy (Television Broadcasts Limited; Hong Kong, China).

The nominees in the news category are Fantástico e Jornal Nacional: Fire in a Nightclub (TV Globo, Brazil), News: Guantanamo Hunger Strike Coverage (RT News Channel, Russia), Syria’s Descent (ITN for Channel 4 News, the U.K.) and TV Patrol Weekend: Most Powerful Storm (ABS-CBN, the Philippines). 

“Even a casual observer will now recognize that this is an unsettled and dangerous time around the world,” said Bruce L. Paisner, the president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “The need for reliable, high-quality news reporting and presentation, exemplified in all of our nominees, has never been so great.”