Two GMA Network programs won gold medals at the International Television Broadcasting Awards of the 2009 New York Festivals (NYF).
GMA Network bagged a Gold World Medal in the category of Coverage of an Ongoing Story for Jiggy Manicad’s 24 Oras coverage of Cpl. Angelo Abeto, who was killed in a mortar explosion last year.
The network’s primetime news, 24 Oras, also received the Silver World Medal in the Best Newscast Category for the “Lanao Attacks” coverage of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s assault in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, on August 18, 2008.
Reporter’s Notebook’s “Pinays for Export: The Asian Sex Trafficking Trail” took home the Bronze World Medal for Best Public Affairs Program.