A former writer on The Scotsman has again triumphed at a media awards competition celebrating the best of human rights journalism.
This is the 20th year of the Amnesty International UK Media Awards and Dan McDougall emerged a joint winner in the Magazine/Newspaper Supplements section.
This is McDougall's third Amnesty International UK Media Award and this latest one was for a Sunday Times Magazine investigation into the horrors of Child Rape in South Africa. The former Scotsman writer and Observer South Asia Correspondent is the Africa Correspondent for The Sunday Times of London and is based in Cape Town.
Among the nominations was a BBC Scotland documentary for the Gaelic language strand, ‘Europa’ – Bosnia Rape Cases. It lost out to The Belfast Telegraph, for a piece about the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, in the Nations and Regions category of the awards which, says the charity, “recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism’s significant contribution to the UK public’s awareness and understanding of human rights issues”.
The winners' list is as follows:
Bureau Of Investigative Journalism: Angus Stickler, Iain Overton, Rachel Oldroyd, Lucy Keating – Iraq War Logs
GABY RADIO MEMORIAL AWARD
The Guardian: Jack Shenker – Bloody and Bruised in the Back of a Truck (and others)
INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION & RADIO
CNN International: David McKenzie, Mike McCarthy, Sheri England, Ingrid Formanek, Earl Nurse – World’s Untold Stories: Locked up and Forgotten
MAGAZINES – CONSUMER
GQ Magazine: Ed Caesar, Photographer: Bran Symondson – The Lost Boys
MAGAZINES – NEWSPAPER SUPPLEMENTS
(Joint winner): Guardian Weekend Magazine: Alice Vasey (pseudonym), editor: Merope Mills – Handle with Care
(Joint winner): The Sunday Times Magazine: Dan McDougall, photographer: Mariella Furrer – Cries from the Beloved Country
The Independent: Andrew Buncombe – One Woman’s Silent Quest for Peace
NATIONS & REGIONS
The Belfast Telegraph: Eamonn McCann – Bloody Sunday Inquiry
Marie Claire: Robin Hammond – If This Girl was Raped by Soldiers …
BBC Radio 4: Hilary Andersson, Caroline Finnigan, Ali Safi, Polly Hope, Hugh Levinson – Bagram Airbase
VERITA Magazine: Sophie Mei – Sex Trafficking: A Family Affair
DOCUMENTARY & DOCUDRAMA
More 4 True Stories (Clover Films): Najibullah Quraishi, Jamie Doran, Mike Healy, John Moffat – The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Channel 4 News: Jonathan Miller, Ben De Pear, Girish Juneja, Sarah Corp, Nevine Mabro – Investigating the Possibility of War Crimes in Sri Lanka