ABS-CBN News report on Marawi siege bags International Broadcast award


Posted at Nov 08 2018 11:19 AM | Updated as of Nov 13 2018 06:30 PM

MANILA - An ABS-CBN News report about the Marawi siege won the 2018 Association of International Broadcasting Awards in the interactive category.

The 9-part special report "Stories from under the rubble: Inside the battle of Marawi" bested other media outfits like BBC World Service, Radio New Zealand, Russia Today, and Radio Free Europe.

In 2017, the award was won by Al Jazeera's report "A Voyage to Antarctica."

The special report, written by Patrick Quintos, looks at the different facets of the 5-month siege of Marawi City, staged by Islamic State sympathizers in 2017.

It was developed for the web by Regie Francisco and published on the ABS-CBN News Digital website, featuring photos from Jonathan Cellona and Fernando Sepe Jr., and drone videos from Val Cuenca.

Danny Buenafe, head of ABS-CBN News in Europe, received the award for the Philippine-based news team in a ceremony held in London on Thursday.

The ABS-CBN News Channel's "Bandurria" episode from the documentary series "Local Legends" was also one of the finalists in the arts and culture category.

The AIB award went to Al Jazeera's entry "Sudan's forgotten films."

The AIB Media Awards was hosted by broadcast journalist Mark Barton, who is also a Bloomberg news anchor.

Now on its 14th year, the AIB awards honors excellence in factual video, audio, and interactive productions.

Presented by the Association for International Broadcasting, entries for the 2018 categories are judged by program producers, editors, journalists, and broadcasting executives from around the world.

Here is the full list of winners at the 2018 AIB Media Awards.

  • CNN International - International Channel of the Year Award
  • CNN's Libya Slave Auction - Daily journalism category
  • BBC World Service's The Resignation of Robert Mugabe - Daily journalism radio category
  • The Financial Times' Cape Town: Life Without Water - Short documentary category
  • Al Jazeera English's 101 East’s China: Spies, Lies and Blackmail - Politics and Business category
  • Plan A Productions' The Emptiness Within - Human Interest category
  • BBC World On Our Radar and BBC Africa Eye's My Stolen Childhood - Human interest category
  • Three Arrows Media and CBeebies' Treasure Champs - Children’s category
  • BBC World Service's The Assassination - Factual Podcast category
  • GMA's Philippine Seas - Science, Technology and Nature category
  • Channel 4's Dispatches: Myanmar’s Killing Fields - Investigative category
  • ABS-CBN News' Stories from under the rubble: Inside the battle of Marawi - Interactive category
  • ITN Productions and Channel 4's - Domestic Affairs category
  • Al Jazeera English's The Cut: Exploring FGM - International Affairs category
  • BBC Sport's 2018 London Marathon - Sport Event Coverage category
  • Al Jazeera English's Witness: Sudan’s Forgotten Films - Arts and Culture category