PSA Emmys to be Awarded November 9th

(released 10/24/2007)

On October 4th, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominations for this year's Humanitarian Award and Public & Community Service Emmy Awards. The awards will be presented at a luncheon ceremony on Friday, November 9, at the Princeton Club in New York City.

Also at that ceremony, WITNESS, a human rights organization co-founded by musician Peter Gabriel, will receive the NATAS Humanitarian Award for its use of video and online technologies to document and expose human-rights violations around the world. WITNESS, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., has provided hundreds of human rights activists in 70 countries with the technical and strategic training and support they need to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice and change. In the coming months, WITNESS will launch a new online initiative called the Hub. The Hub will be a participatory website enabling people anywhere in the world to use their cameras, camcorders and cell phones to document and share their human rights-related footage to promote discussion, action and policy change.

In addition to the Humanitarian Award, Public & Community Service Emmy Awards will be presented in five categories. Two awards for Outstanding Public Service Announcement, one national and one local, are presented each year. In addition a Public Service Announcement Award for Broadband that includes announcements distributed by internet, cell phones and other portable devices will be given. Emmy Awards will also be presented for the Outstanding Community Service Campaign and for an Outstanding Community Service Campaign distributed via Broadband. To be eligible, all announcements were distributed from January 1, 2006 and June 20, 2007.

The winners for these categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 9. The nominees are:

Local Public Service Announcement
Children & Mental Health (Retos y Triunfos en el Aprendizaje)
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities -NICHCY

Food Bank for New York City
Food Bank NYC

The Whole Truth: Myths Adults Believe About Young People
Marion County Commission on Youth/WXIN/WTTV

"Choose to Save" Savingsman Campaign
Employee Benefit Research Institute - EBRI

National Public Service Announcement
Life Rolls On: Pool
Life Rolls On

Fight for Her Rights: One of Those Guys/The Speech
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation/MTV

think: HIV; Marvelyn: The Guy/Fair-weather Friend/Denial
The Kaiser Family Foundation/MTV
Infect Truth: Singing Cowboy/Sodium Hydroxide/Melting Moms
American Legacy Foundation/truth

Marvelyn Brown: That Night/Finding Out/Denial
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation /MTV

The Speech
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation /MTV

Public Service Announcement/Broadband
Water Aid

Big Fun with Global Warming
Project / Sierra Club

If You Don't Smoke, Don't Start
IKO Productions, Inc.

Community Service Campaign
think:MTV's Break the Addiction Campaign

Rap It Up
The Kaiser Family Foundation/BET

Go Green! A Family Matters Earth Day Special
Providence Health System/Rodda Paint/24 Hour Fitness

The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America
WGBH Educational Foundation

mtvU's Half of Us Campaign
Community Service Campaign/Broadband
Global Warming: Fact or Friction?

Think: MTV's think HIV
MTV/Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation/NASTAD

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