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Wednesday, 31 May, 2000, 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK
Slavery investigation wins award
Ticky Monekosso (left) and Princess Caroline (right)
Ticky Monekosso receives her award from Princess Caroline
Cameroonian journalist Ticky Monekosso has received a prestigious international press award for an article written for BBC News Online.

The Geneva-based journalist's investigation into child slavery in West Africa published last August won the International Press Award from the Association Mondiale des Amis de L'Enfance (Amade) - which works with disadvantaged and abused children.

Not only is it the first article written in English to win the annual award from the Monaco based non-governmental organisation but it is also the first time the prize has gone to a piece of online journalism.

Amade, which translates as World Association for the Friends of Children, was founded by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1963, and the award was presented in Monaco by her daughter Caroline - now the Princess of Hanover.

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