TV Doc Takes Amnesty Award

A television documentary about a refugee family from Africa, who had settled in a housing estate in Lanarkshire, is the latest winner of media awards hosted by the Scottish division of human rights organisation, Amnesty International.

‘Congo to Motherwell’ – by Fiona Walker and broadcast on BBC Scotland in August – was described by Amnesty as “carefully [balancing] the local and the global, to highlight the links between human rights abuses and asylum”.

The runner-up was the winner from three years ago, Billy Briggs, with an article in Scotland on Sunday’s Spectrum magazine, titled ‘In the Line of Fire’, described as “a searing account of the impact of ongoing conflict on the citizens of Cit