The winners of the 2011 Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards were announced on Friday 24 June at a ceremony at the Tron Theatre.
Comedian Susan Calman led the proceedings to award accurate and fair reporting and photography of refugee and asylum issues in the Scottish press.
This year the awards were hosted by British Red Cross, with UK head of Refugee Services Nick Scott-Flynn introducing the night.
Winners for great reporting of refugee and asylum issues
The quality of the entries was really high this year, making work difficult for the judging panel, made up of Scottish industry professionals and exiled journalists from across the world.
The winners are as follows:
Winner: Angela Catlin, ‘In Sudan the army shot you one time…’, published in the Herald magazine, 25/06/10
Runner up: Robert Ormerod, ‘The final curtain’, published in the Sunday Times Spectrum Magazine, 06/03/11
Third shortlisted entry: Chris Clark, ‘Sanctuary city’, published in the Big Issue Scotland, 14/06/10
Winner: Rebecca Gray, ‘We’re back to school without our Precious pal’, published in Evening Times, 25/08/10
Runner up: Julie Gilbert, ‘Kingsway – 10 years of sanctuary’, published in Clydebank Post, 05/05/10
Third shortlisted entry: Stewart Patterson and Jasper Hamill, ‘Taking over the asylum’, published in Evening Times, 11/11/10
National print features:
Winner: Billy Briggs, ‘In Sudan the army shot you one time…’ , published in the Herald magazine, 25/06/10
Runner up: Adam Forrest, ‘Sanctuary City’, published in the Big Issue Scotland, 14/06/10
National print news:
Winner: Paula Murray, ‘Scotland doesn’t lock up asylum seeker children…’ published in Scottish Sunday Express, 13/06/10
Runner up: Annie Brown, ‘She’s alive’, published in the Daily Record, 30/08/10
Third shortlisted entry: Gareth Rose, ‘Last week: “No more asylum children locked up”, This week: Baby girl, 8 months, held at Dungavel’, published in The Scotsman, 18/05/10
Winner: Nyakio Ngungu and Grace Kitenge, Kim and Grace Show, Radio Kilimanjaro
Runner up: Neal Parsons, ‘Marlene – one girl’s story’, Young Scot podcast
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
The Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards is organised by British Red Cross, with support from Scottish Refugee Council, National Union of Journalists, UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency), Oxfam Scotland and the Exiled Journalists’ Network.
The Awards were part of Refugee Week Scotland 2011, which ran from June 20-26.