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British programs win Int'l Emmys for News, Current Affairs

September 23, 2016 - 5:25 AM

NEW YORK - Britain's Sky News has won the International Emmy for News for "Migration Crisis" describing the perilous journey of a group of migrants from Turkey to Greece as well as clashes between riot police and refugees on the Hungary-Serbia border.

The International Emmy for Current Affairs went to Britain's ITN Productions and its collaborators for "Dispatches-Escape From Isis" which exposed the harsh treatment of women living under the control of the Islamic State group and the efforts of an underground network trying to rescue women and children enslaved by the extremist group.

The awards were announced Wednesday night in conjunction with the U.S. News Emmys during a ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York.

Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, says the awards reflect how "extraordinary and disheartening events in the Middle East have set a new bar for courageous journalism."

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