Foreign Affairs Journalism

Foreign Affairs Journalism

Foreign Affairs Journalism

For the journalist working for a UK audience, whose reports from overseas have done the most to serve the public interest. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest.

For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 and aimed at a UK audience.

ITV Exposure

Handa Majed, Ben Ferguson, Nechirvan Mando, Jamie Welham and David Modell

The judges said: “This was an absolutely immaculate piece of filmmaking providing forensic reconstruction of a historic maritime disaster with powerful testimony from the family of the victims.”

Mani Benchelah and Patrick Tombola

Channel 4 Dispatches/Basement Films

The judges said: “These journalists told the story of the battle of Kharkiv better than anyone else. The effectively brought across the fear, anger and grief by telling the story through the eyes of civilians and emergency workers.”

Basement Films founder Ben de Pear picks up the Foreign Affairs Journalism prize for his colleagues Mani Benchelah and Patrick Tombola at the British Journalism Awards 2022. Picture: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette

Robert Moore, Sophie Alexander and Mark Davey

ITV News

The judges said the ITV News journalists “provided a realtime, eye-witness account of one of the most disturbing days in modern democracy. This was TV reportage at its finest, raw, revealing and honest”.

ITV News’s Robert Moore and Rachel Corp pick up the Foreign Affairs Journalism award from former Sunday Times foreign editor Sean Ryan and Jeremy Vine at the British Journalism Awards 2021

Stuart Ramsay

Sky News

Coronavirus: Italy’s hardest-hit city wants you to see how COVID-19 is affecting its hospitals

Coronavirus: ‘Everyone dies alone’: Heartbreak at Italian hospital on brink of collapse

Coronavirus: Inside Bergamo – the epicentre of the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world

The judges said Ramsay’s coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy was “a very brave piece of reporting which will have changed a lot of peoples’ thinking” and “the story that brought the impact of coronavirus close to home”. They said his “storytelling was fantastic” and his reports “whacked the audience between the eyes and woke Britain up to how serious this pandemic was”.

Robin Barnwell

ITV Exposure/Hardcash Productions

Iran unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs

Undercover: Inside China’s digital gulag

Judges said: “This was serious film-making: A strong narrative, well put together and there was revelation after revelation.”