Committee to Protect Journalists, International Press Institute, Reporters Without Borders to be recognized at News & Documentary Emmy ceremonies on Sept. 25.
At this year’s News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor three press organizations for their work in the defense of freedom of the press worldwide. The honorees are: New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, The International Press Institute (Vienna) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontieres), headquartered in Paris.
The News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, Sept. 25, at a black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, attended by more than 700 television and new media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Sponsors for the 27th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards include Grass Valley, a Thomson brand, and Television Week, the print partner.
PBS journalist Bill Moyers will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this ceremony.
“By all reports, 2005 was one of the deadliest and most dangerous years for journalists around the world,” said Peter Price, president/CEO, National Television Academy. “In this time of conflict, the importance of a free press is paramount and yet challenged as never before. The works these organizations do in spotlighting censorship and abuses of press freedom and in supporting journalists under fire are particularly important today.”
“When an estimated one-third of the world lives in countries with little or no press freedom, it is important to recognize the efforts of these dedicated organizations,” said Bill Small, chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. “All three organizations are on the forefront of the fight for press freedom worldwide.”