Repeat Win for BBC Scotland Documentary

The winner of a media award hosted by the Scottish division of Amnesty International has again triumphed – at its UK equivalent.

TV documentary, Congo to Motherwell, tells the story of a refugee family from Africa, who have settled in Lanarkshire. After its victory in Scotland, the BBC Scotland programme has gone on to take the Nations and Region’s prize at Amnesty’s UK awards.

The awards seek to recognise the reporting of human rights issues.

The documentary was produced and directed by Fiona Walker, from BBC Scotland’s news and current affairs department, and edited by Hilary McCusker.

The full list of winners:

Gaby Rado Memorial Award (for a journalist covering human rights for less than five years): Xan Rice, The Guardian

International Television and Radio: The lost tribe – Secret army of the CIA, Al Jazeera English: Eunice Lau, Stephanie Scawen, Tricia Tan, Tony Birtley

National Newspapers
: Iraqi interpreters series, The Times: Deborah Haynes

New Media: ‘Honour killing’ sparks fears of new Iraqi conflict, Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Sahar Al-Haideri

Nations and Regions: Congo to Motherwell, BBC Scotland (television): Fiona Walker, Dorothy Parker, Fiona Walker, Matt Pinder, Susan McCusker Thompson

Newspaper Supplements: Selling soccer into slavery, Live (Mail on Sunday magazine): Jonathan Green

Consumer Magazines: Russian media freedom, Index on Censorship: Fatima Tlisova, Sergei Bachiwin, Alexei Simonov

Photojournalism: Congo unrest, Newsweek: C

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