Al Jazeera Englishâ€™s interactive news hour, â€˜Newsgridâ€™, has been nominated for an International Emmy Award.
Newsgridâ€™s special in-depth analysis and reporting on the blockade imposed on Qatar by some neighbouring countries has been nominated for this prestigious award under the News & Current Affairs segment, Al Jazeera Media Network has said in a press statement.
One of the key demands by the blockading countries was calling for the closure of Al Jazeera Media Network, the statement notes.
The programme focused on the diplomatic efforts being taken to resolve the crisis, the economic and social impact on the people of the region, and how the international community came together to condemn the demand for the closure of Al Jazeera by the blockading countries.
In addition, Al Jazeera Englishâ€™s â€˜Fault Linesâ€™, which covers US affairs and the role played by America in the wider world, has been nominated for five prestigious Emmy awards by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – more nominations in 2018 than some of the leading industry competitors.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York on November 19.