Herald group leads the way at Refugee Week Media Awards

THE Herald and Times Group has collected three top prizes in a media awards competition organised to coincide with Scottish Refugee Week.

Billy Briggs secured top spot in the National Print category, while the Evening Times’ Caroline Wilson and Colin Mearns of The Herald and its sister newspaper, the Sunday Herald, picked up prizes for Local Print and Photography, respectively.

STV, meanwhile, took the award for Broadcast as reporter Mike Edwards received first prize for his piece, ‘Kosovo to Glasgow’.

In the New Voices Student Journalism category, there were two winners, with Sabrina Ramzan of Strathclyde University and Martin Graham of Caledonian taking joint top spot.

Run by Oxfam Scotland – in association with various other organisations, including the Scottish Refugee Council, the British Red Cross and the NUJ – the awards aim to highlight the positive work of those who report on asylum and refugee-related issues.

Refugee Week Scotland 2010 Media Awards:

National print

Winner – Billy Briggs, In Search of Refuge, The Herald Magazine

Runner-up – Stephen Naysmith, The Story of the Red Road Tragedy, Sunday Herald

Local print

Winner – Caroline Wilson, No Place for Us, the Evening Times

Runner-Up – David Clegg, Asylum Seeker’s Heroism Award, The Courier


Winner – Mike Edwards, STV News, Kosovo to Glasgow

Runner-Up – Radio Clyde News Team, coverage of the Red Road tragedy


Winner – Colin Mearns, Story of the Red Road Tragedy, Sunday Herald/Herald

Runner-Up – Maurice McDonald (Universal News and Sport), Hoops Home Help, published in the Daily Record

The New Voices Student Journalist Award

Joint winners

Sabrina Ramzan, University of Strathclyde, A Journey to Remember

Martin Graham, Caledonian University, Red Road Stories (published in the Sunday Herald)