Saturday, 17 August 2013

24 Oras and i-Witness nominated in 2013 Emmy Awards

24 Oras and i-Witness of GMA Network is nominated in 2013 Emmy Awards.

GMA's "I-Witness - Alkansiya" (Piggy Bank), about a boy in remote Eastern Samar who earns a measly living catching fish, collecting seashells and diving for sea cucumbers, were nominated in the Current Affairs Category. It will compete with "Banaz: An Honour Killing" (Britain), "Jornal Nacional" (Brazil) and "ZDFzoom - The Fukushima Lie" (Germany) .

Meanwhile in the News Category, GMA-7's daily newscast "24 Oras" (24 Hours) reports on Typhoon Pablo will compete against Brazilian TV Globo's "Jornal Nacional" for its coverage of the deadly January 2012 collapse of three buildings in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Romania's "ProTV News" for its reports on a massive snowstorm that buried the country and Britain's Channel 4 News for its broadcasts on the battle for the Syrian city of Homs where Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin of the U.S. and French photographer Remi Ochlik were both killed while covering the fight.

The international winners will be announced in New York on October. 1 as part ofthe ceremony presenting the News and Documentary Emmy Awards to their American counterparts.


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