CBC Television wins International Emmy

The Canadian pubcaster won for best current affairs program, for Haiti's Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake.
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CBC Television has won an International Emmy for news and current affairs.

CBC’s Haiti’s Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake won for best current affairs program, the pubcaster’s first win in the category.

The report, which aired last August on Doc Zone, follows three children orphaned by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the adults in Canada and Haiti determined to help them.

Japan’s NHK won for best news program for its Great East Japan Earthquake Emergency News story, covering the largest earthquake in Japan’s history,that struck in March of last year and generated a devastating tsunami. Also its first win in the news category, NHK won an award last year in the current affairs category.

The 2012 International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the U.S. News Emmys in New York City on Oct. 2.

Nominees for the 15 other categories will be announced at MIPCOM in Cannes on Oct. 8.

Photo: via CBC Doc Zone