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AWGIE Award for The Children in The Pictures – the groundbreaking podcast that goes inside Taskforce Argos

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The groundbreaking podcast that goes inside Taskforce Argos has won an AWGIE Award to add the growing critical acclaim




LiSTNR’s Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures, the groundbreaking podcast that goes inside Taskforce Argos, a team of Australia’s best detectives dedicated to infiltrating global criminal networks and rescuing children from online sexual abuse, continues to receive critical acclaim and last night won an AWGIE Award for Best Audio – Non Fiction. LISTEN on LiSTNR HERE


The prestigious AWGIE Awards, presented by the Australian Writers’ Guild, recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of Australian performance writers and their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape. They are the only industry awards given by writers to writers and are judged exclusively on the writer’s vision; the script. 


Accepting the AWGIE on behalf of the LiSTNR team at the award ceremony in Sydney was Simon Nasht, who thanked his co-script writers and team mates Akhim Dev, Belinda Lopez and Emma Lancaster.


Co-creators of the podcast series Akhim Dev and Simon Nasht said: “The Guild awards are always they ones we really prize, as they are the judgment of our peers.


“This was a tough subject to bring to audiences, and that would not have been possible without the strong support of the highly talented team at LiSTNR. While others balked, they were steadfast and share the credit for the success of this series and the tremendous impact it has made."


Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures was the first release from the Factual and Drama team at LiSTNR, tasked to develop narrative investigative docu-series on crime and injustice. The production was led by Executive Producers Emma Lancaster and Belinda Lopez, award-winning storytellers who have created highly regarded and innovative audio documentaries and podcasts for several national and international outlets.

The AWGIE joins an extraordinary lineup of awards for the podcast including Podcast of the Year at the Australian Commercial Radio & Audio Awards (ACRAs), Gold at the New York Radio Festival Awards for best narrative documentary, Silver in the True Crime Category at the internationally acclaimed, The Signal Awards in New York, and Best Documentary at the Radio Today Podcast Awards. It was also shortlisted as one of three finalists in the prestigious Australian Walkley Awards for Audio Long (over 20 minutes) and a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Kennedy Awards in Audio Journalism: Outstanding Podcast.


Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures follows Taskforce Argos, an elite Australian Police unit, as it investigates and dismantles The Love Zone (TLZ), a nefarious child exploitation network operating in the dark web. A brave original production, the eight-episode podcast series sounds the alarm into the heinous and pervasive world of online child sexual abuse and offers advice to combat it.


Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures is one of many exciting non-fiction and fiction projects coming from LiSTNR’s Factual and Drama vertical, led by Head of Factual and Drama, LiSTNR Original Podcasts’ Jennifer Goggin.



  • The podcast series takes listeners inside Taskforce Argos, a team of Australia’s best detectives dedicated to infiltrating global criminal networks and rescuing children from online sexual abuse. The unit is a branch of the Queensland Police Service, responsible for the investigation of online child exploitation and abuse.
  • Taskforce Argos is named after a character in Greek mythology called Argos Panoptes. It means “all-seeing”. Argos was a giant guard, with eyes all over his body and head.
  • Taskforce Argos investigators have one of the most challenging jobs in the world. One of their investigators has saved approximately 1,600 children from abuse during their career.


About LiSTNR

LiSTNR is a curated and personalised, free app offering radio, podcasts, music, and news, creating a new audio destination for all Australians. Featuring a fun and intuitive onboarding process, LiSTNR delivers an audio destination that is built for individual listeners’ routines and preferences. Highly personalised, it provides listeners a new world of audio entertainment, with their own daily feed of audio and easy discovery of new content through curated recommendations. Available across a large array of devices including both iOS and Android, CarPlay and Android Auto, Google Assistant and Alexa and Android TV, LiSTNR enables a fantastic listening experience, anytime and anywhere. Open your Ears to a new world of audio – download the free app today.


About DNX Media

DNX is a specialist documentary producer formed as a partnership between two of Australia’s most experienced producers, Tony Wright (Dr Blake Mysteries) and Logie winning filmmaker Simon Nasht. Together they have more than 50 years of experience making in award-winning stories.



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