Emmy nominees for news coverage announced

NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the International Emmy in the category of news coverage on 31 July.

This year, for the first time, the International Emmy Award for News Coverage will be presented at the National Television Academy's News and Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 3 September 2003 in New York City.

The International Television Academy President Fred Cohen, in a statement, has plugged these awards as a global event for news professionals worldwide where the international nominees will be honoured alongside their American news and documentary colleagues.

The four nominees in the news coverage category for the 2003 International Emmy Awards are:

Radioactive Ammunitions: Deployed Again Despite Scientists' Warnings

ARD/WDR, Germany.

Gulf War II

Associated Press Television News, United Kingdom.

20 Heures: Evening News Looting at Baghdad Museum

France 2 Television, France.

The Fall of Saddam

ITN for Channel 4 News, United Kingdom.

Nominees for the remaining seven international Emmies in the categories of arts programming, children and young people, documentary, drama series, popular arts - non-scripted, popular arts scripted and TV movies/mini-series will be announced at MIPCOM in Cannes on Friday, 10 October 2003.

They will be presented on Monday, 24 November 2003 in New York City at the 31st International Emmy Awards Gala.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a division of the National Television Academy, was chartered in 1969 with a mission to honor and encourage excellence in television programming outside the United States through the International Emmy Award.

The Academy is an independent organisation of television and media leaders from all over the globe with representatives from over 50 countries on its board. It is a forum for the representatives for exchanging ideas, discussing common issues, and promoting new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming.

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