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Awards for human rights coverage
Lucy Ash
Lucy Ash reported on India for BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents
The BBC and Guardian newspaper have been rewarded for their coverage of stories about human rights abuses.

Both were among the winners at the Amnesty International Media Awards ceremony on Thursday evening.

The best TV documentary award went to BBC2's Olenka Frenkiel for her coverage of the plight of political prisoners in North Korea.

Lucy Ash, of BBC Radio 4, won the radio award category for her reports on dowry-related crime in India.

The People The Law Forgot - about Guantanamo Bay prisoners - got the national newspaper award for the Guardian's James Meek.

And the Guardian's Weekend Magazine scooped an award in the periodicals category for coverage of the same subject.

Lorna Martin, of The Herald newspaper in Glasgow took the regional media award for her story on children asylum seekers.

The Sunday Times Magazine's Philip Blenkinsop won the photojournalism award for his work about the persecuted Hmong people of Laos.

The TV news award went to Lindsey Hilsum, of Channel 4 News, for her coverage of Equatorial Guinea.

A special award in honour of Gaby Rado, the Channel 4 journalist who died in the Iraq conflict, was given to James Astill for his reports on the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Guardian and Observer and on Newsnight.


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