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France 24, host of the semi-final round of the International Emmy Awards

Latest update : 2014-07-01

France 24 today held the semi-final round of the International Emmy Awards for the categories News and Current Affairs.

In the presence of Nathaniel Brendel, Emmy Judging Director, 12 jurors from 7 different European countries convened in the headquarters of France 24 parent company France Médias Monde to assess the shortlisted programs and reports.

Experts in the field of televisual reporting, the jurors voted to designate the categories’ finalist programs for the International Emmy Awards. Winners will be presented with their Emmy in New York on September, 30th.

Members of the Jury :

• Mark Bunting, , Head of Strategy, BBC News Group
• Françoise Champey-Huston, Deputy Director English Channel, France 24
• Laurent Delhomme, Producer, YEMAYA Productions
• Nicole Devilaine, Director, France Televisions
• Irakly Gachechiladze, Head of news, Russia Today
• Nataliya Gumenyuk, International Reporter & Co-Founder, Hromadske TV
• Jean-Yves Huchet, Producer, Hikari Films
• Elvira Lind, Head of Acquisitions and Sales, Spiegel TV
• Luca Niculescu, News Chief Editor, RFI Romania
• Catherine Norris Trent, Senior Reporter, France 24
• Claudia Ruete, Head of Documentaries, ZDF
• Anders Sundkvist, Assignment editor Swedish Television News, Deputy Publisher Aktuellt & Current Affairs, SVT News.



About France 24, a France Médias Monde channel (FRANCE24.COM)
France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 250 million homes around the world in French, Arabic and English. The three versions have a combined weekly audience of 41.7 million TV viewers (calculation method used without extrapolation in 55 of the 177 countries where the channel is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of several hundred correspondents located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs. FRANCE 24’s new media platforms, which are also available in three languages, attract 14 million visits, 7 million video views a month and 6.5 million followers on social networks.

Press contact :
Damien AMADOU : +33 (0)1 84 22 74 32 / +33 (0) 6 89 90 40 09 -

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.

Date created : 2014-07-01