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 2022 and 31 August 2023 and aimed at a UK audience.
Foreign Affairs Journalism
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
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
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”.
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.”