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Jessica Soho cited for internationally acclaimed documentaries


GMA News pillar Jessica Soho was cited as the Most Outstanding Filipino Documentarian of All Time in the 8th International Center for Communication Studies (ICCS) Manila Convention on Media Communication held recently at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater at the Ateneo de Manila University.
  Soho, who was also one of three recipients of ICCS’ World Achiever in Documentary Award, was recognized for being the most internationally acclaimed Filipino documentarian.   Her many international accolades include the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for her documentaries “Kidneys for Sale” and “Kamao”; the New York Film and Television Festival Award for her coverage of a hostage crisis in Cagayan Valley; and the Asian Television Award for Best News and Current Affairs Special "Saksi Sa Kasaysayan".   Soho, who is also GMA Network’s Vice President for News Programs, is host of the top-rating "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" on GMA-7. She is also the anchor of GMA News TV’s flagship newscast "State of the Nation with Jessica Soho" and the public affairs program "Brigada".   With the theme “A Presentation of the World’s Best Documentaries,” this year’s convention honored documentary journalists whose works have received accolades from the most respected international award giving bodies. It was attended by over a thousand participants including deans, professors and students of journalism from various universities as well as media practitioners from different news organizations from all over the country.
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