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Friday, 7 July, 2000, 03:54 GMT 04:54 UK
BBC News Online's four star show
The BBC team with their awards
The BBC team with their awards
BBC News Online has picked up another four top awards.

At the Netmedia awards ceremony on Thursday evening, it won outright in the categories for Best News Story (The Kosovo Conflict), Best News Story Broken On The Net (Paddington Rail Crash), and best Sports coverage.

And it shared the award for Best Overall Journalism Service.

It was the first year that the awards have been open to European journalists and the competition received more than 200 entries from 16 countries.

However the ceremony took place without the attendance of the man named as the European Internet Journalist of the Year, Miroslav Filipovic.

Jailed

Mr Filipovic is in jail after writing about the operations of the Yugoslav military in Kosovo during and after the Nato bombing campaign and on the plight of Serbians and Albanians in the aftermath of the conflict.



Award-winning Kosovo coverage
He was accused of spreading false information and charged with espionage, a crime which carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence.

The organiser of NetMedia 2000 and the European Online Journalism Awards, Milverton Wallace, said: "For the open-minded reporter new technologies open up the possibilities of experimenting with new newsgathering and story-telling techniques.

"Our modest aim with the European Online Journalism Awards is to help provide the ground on which the new standards will be mapped."

This is BBC News Online's latest award in a string of successes, including two Baftas, the British Press Award, the Prix Italia and The Net magazine award as the world's best news site.

On Wednesday evening this week, BBC News Online journalist Dr Damian Carrington won a prestigious Glaxo Wellcome - Association of British Science Writers award in the online category for a series of reports on the Ariane 5 rocket launch, all filed from French Guiana.

BBC News Online publishes over 300 stories every day and has an archive of over a million news items.

Winners

Internet Journalist of the Year: Miroslav Filipovic, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (UK).

Best Overall Journalism Service: Joint winners - BBC News Online (UK) and TVnewsweb.com (UK).

Best Innovation in Online Journalism: Mount Everest Expedition, @Home Benelux (Netherlands).

Outstanding Contribution to Online Journalism in Europe: Central Europe Review (UK).

Best News Story: The Kosovo Conflict, BBC News Online (UK).

Best Feature Story:) Time Trail - Russian democracy, TimeEurope.com (UK).

Best General News Presentation: beme.com channel one, IPC Media (UK).

Best Investigative Reporting: Telepolis Enfopol Special, Telepolis (Germany).

Best News Design and Navigation: beme.com channel one, IPC Media (UK).

Best News Story Broken on the Net: Paddington Rail Crash, BBC News Online (UK).

Best Use of Mobile Connectivity: Mount Everest Expedition, @Home Benelux (Netherlands).

Best Use of Multimedia: 1989 Opbrud i Europa, DR Nyheder Online (Denmark).

Specialist

Business and Economics: European Electricity Market Deregulation, Dow Jones Newswires.

Technology: WOW! Wireless, WOW - Verkkobrandit Oy (Finland).

Financial Reporting: Looking for a new economy book? Try one from 1973, Bloomberg News (UK).

Science: What Is Life?, TimeEurope.com (UK).

Sports: BBC News Online Sports Section, BBC News Online (UK).

Music and Entertainment: Single is born, Helsingin Sanomat Verkkoliite (Finland).

Environmental: AlertNet, Reuters Foundation (UK).

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