Acad sets Intl. Emmy runners for current affairs, news

Iceland, UNTV get first noms

The Intl. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the eight Intl. Emmy nominees for this year’s Current Affairs and News categories.

UNTV’s “21st Century: Cambodia — A Quest for Justice,” Discovery Networks Latin America’s “The Assassination of Jean Charles Meneses,” Japanese pubcaster NHK’s “Back from the Brink: Inside the Chilean Mine Disaster” and Germany’s infonetwork’s “Unter Piraten,” make up the Current Affairs nominees.

TV Globo’s “Jornal Nacional: War on Drugs,” RUV Icelandic National Broadcasting Service’s “RUV News: Volcano Eruption at Eyjafjallajokull,” Sky News’ “Sky News Live at Five: Inside the Taliban” and Philippines’ ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.’s “TV Patrol: Manila Hostage Crisis,” are all nominated for the News category.

It’s the first nomination for a News program from Iceland and a Current Affairs program from UNTV.

The winners will be announced Sept. 26 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York.

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