Pubcasters win for news, current affairs

Pubcasters NHK in Japan and CBC in Canada have received the 2012 Intl. Emmys for news and current affairs, respectively.

The awards were presented Monday at a ceremony at Jazz at the Lincoln Center in Gotham.

NHK’s “Great East Japan Earthquake Emergency News” won the news category with its coverage of Japan’s biggest earthquake and its aftermath. NHK now touts back-to-back Emmy wins after receiving the 2011 current affairs award.

The 2012 current affairs award went to CBC’s “Haiti’s Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake,” following three Haitian orphans and efforts in Haiti and Canada to assist them.

Winners in nine other categories will be announced at the 40th Intl. Emmy Awards gala on Nov. 19 in Gotham. Another six awards for kids’ programming will be given at the 1st Intl. Emmy Kids Awards on Feb. 8 in Gotham.

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