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The Atom Araullo Specials takes home a win at this year’s ContentAsia Awards for documentary Mata sa Dilim

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — GMA Public Affairs’ multi-awarded documentary program, The Atom Araullo Specials, once again raised the Philippine flag as it won “Best Current Affairs Programme made in Asia for Regional Asia and/or International Markets” at this year’s ContentAsia Awards for the documentary Mata sa Dilim. 

First aired in 2022, the winning documentary delved into how online sexual abuse and exploitation of children has become a silent pandemic, with cases of online child sex abuse worsening amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“The whole team is elated to receive this recognition from ContentAsia. We want to dedicate the award to the courageous survivors of online child sexual abuse, as well as the advocates who are working tirelessly to fight the spread of OSEC. The work continues,” said Atom. 


Receiving the award on behalf of the program and GMA Network was The Atom Araullo Specials Executive Producer Ian Simbulan. 

Earlier this year, the same documentary also gave the Philippines one of its Gold medals at the 2023 New York Festivals TV & Film (NYF) Awards, winning in the Documentary: Social Issues category. 

The winners at the 4th ContentAsia Awards were announced in a live awarding ceremony held last August 24 in Bangkok, Thailand, which was also broadcast via live streaming. Winners came from 12 countries and represented TV broadcast and production leaders, streamers, and online platforms.  

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