Al Arabiya nominated for Emmy Awards

Al Arabiya's “The First Mehlis Report on Hariri’s Murder” has been nominated for the Breaking News category and “The First Session of Saddam’s Trial—Oct.15-16, 2005” for the Continuing News category.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  September 12, 2006

Two titles from Al Arabiya have been nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards. Al Arabiya's “The First Mehlis Report on Hariri’s Murder” has been nominated for the Breaking News category and “The First Session of Saddam’s Trial—Oct.15-16, 2005” for the Continuing News category. Al Arabiya will compete against titles from Argentina, the UK and the Netherlands in these categories. “The 2006 nominees are a testimony to the standard of excellence set by international news organisations around the world,” says Bruce Paisner, president and CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and president of Hearst Entertainment. “As more journalists are risking their lives to get the image and bring the news to the television screen, we take enormous pride in saluting their work.” Other nominees in the Breaking News category include “Summit of the Americas” from Artear/Canal 13 in Argentina along with BBC News 24 and Sky News for its coverage of the July 7 2005, London bombings. In the Continuing News category, the other nominees are Artear, which scored a second news Emmy nod for “The Incorrigibles”; “NOVA-Hunting for Taliban”, from NPS/VARA Television in the Netherlands; and “ITV News—Pakistan Earthquake” produced by ITN. “Al Arabiya’s nomination in two major and highly competitive categories for the 2006 International News Emmy Awards is yet another global recognition of Al Arabiya’s world class journalism,” says Abdul Rahman Al Rashid, general manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. “This is definitely a source of pride, not just for the Al Arabiya team but also for every Arab media professional. This is an acknowledgement for Arab viewers who deserve the best in terms of 24-hour credible political and business news; breaking news; talk shows; and balanced reporting.” The winners of the news categories will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on September 25, 2006, alongside the American News and Documentary Emmys.

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