Al Jazeera gets first Int'l Emmy noms

CBC, TV Globo, ITV also among nominees

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera's English-language coverage of the Myanmar crackdown and a current affairs program have earned the network its first International Emmy news nominations.

Other networks to be nominated with Al Jazeera English, the Qatar-based satellite news channel, include the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., TV Globo in Brazil, Pro TV News in Romania, ITV News in the U.K. and SBS Broadcasting in the Netherlands.

The news categories will be unveiled with their U.S. colleagues at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards set for Sept. 22 in New York.

Al Jazeera and TV Globo were the only two to receive nominations in both the news and current affairs categories. TV Globo received noms last year in both categories as well.

Al Jazeera English's "Kuala Lumpur News Hour" received the nomination for coverage of the military crackdown in Myanmar. ITV News was nominated for its coverage of Zimbabwe, and TV Globo received a nom for coverage of a fatal TAM airliner crash. Pro TV News received a nomination for "Any Idea of What Your Kid is Doing Right Now?"

In the current affairs category, the public-affairs program "The Fifth Estate" snagged a nomination for the CBC, while "Hot Line" brought kudos for TV Globo and SBS' Peter R. de Vries received recognition for a story about Natalee Holloway. Al Jazeera's second nomination was for "Witness: Red Mosque."
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