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The International Emmy® for Current Affairs was presented to Ukraine Wartime Diaries produced by TRT World/Off The Grid, Turkey. This is the first time a Current Affairs program from Turkey wins an Emmy®
The 2023 International Emmy® for News was presented tonight to The Battle For Bucha & Irpin produced by Sky News, United Kingdom. This news coverage depicts the start of the brutal battles for Bucha and Irpin on March 5th 2022, when Russian troops attempted to surround Kyiv. Civilians were bombed out of their homes leaving many with no choice but to escape. And others, including Sky’s own journalists, were targeted in their cars.
The International Emmy® for Current Affairs was presented to Ukraine Wartime Diaries produced by TRT World/Off The Grid,Turkey. Under the laws of war, civilians should be protected. But in Ukraine, it looks like they were targeted. As Russian troops withdraw, the brutality of their occupation is revealed in this report. Liberated areas become crime scenes. Some were killed or left for dead. Others were tortured or held captive. This is the first time a Current Affairs program from Turkey wins an Emmy®.
“The International Emmy® gives us an opportunity to recognize the courageous and important work that journalists do every day, in war zones, despite the grave risks involved.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO, International Academy.
Both International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as part of a ceremony with the National Academy’s News Emmys.