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16th Apr 2014 Login  
2008: HRH The Prince of Wales presents Somali cameraman with Journalist of the Year Award at FPA Media Awards
HRH The Prince of Wales this evening presented the Journalist of the Year Award to Somali cameraman Abdullahi Farah Duguf and the Channel 4 News Team for their winning TV News Story of the Year on Somalia, which was judged the overall "Winner of Winners" at tonight's Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2008.

At the start of the evening HRH The Prince of Wales made a speech about the environment. For a full transcript of the speech please click here.


HRH The Prince of Wales with FPA President Nazenin Ansari
( Matt Dunham/PA Wire/PA Photos)

There were eleven categories of Awards and the winners are listed below. The Awards were presented at a dinner at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Piccadilly in Central London.

Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2008 Winners

TV News Story of the Year
Abdullahi Farah Duguf, Nima Elbagir, Ben de Pear: "Somalia" Channel 4 News

TV Feature Story of the Year
Ivan O'Mahoney, Laura Winter, Karen O'Connor: "The Boys from Baghdad High" BBC This World & Renegade Pictures Ltd

Financial Story of the Year
David Dietz, Darrell Preston: "The Insurance Hoax" Bloomberg News

Sports Story of the Year
Gavin Lee, Bridget Harney, Ibrahim Sannie, Edward Main: "Assignment: Football Fraudsters" BBC World Service

Travel & Tourism Story of the Year: Print
Stanley Stewart: "The old ones are the best - Damascus" Conde Nast Traveller

Travel & Tourism Story of the Year: TV & Radio
David Clews, Nick Mirsky, Marco Crivellari: "Wonderland: The End of the World Bus Tour" BBC

Radio Story of the Year
Robert Hodierne, Celina Dunlop, Rosie Goldsmith, Maria Balinska: "The My Lai Tapes" BBC Radio 4

Print/Web News Story of the Year
Afif Sarhan, Caroline Davies, Mark Townsend: "The Iraqi teenage girl killed for loving a British soldier" The Observer

Print/Web Feature Story of the Year
Jamil Anderlini: "Losing the countryside: a restive peasantry calls on Beijing for land rights" The Financial Times

Story of the Year by a member of the FPA
Jonah Hull: "The War in Georgia" Al Jazeera English

Environment Story of the Year
Jonathan Green: "The Dirty Secrets of your NHS" Live Magazine

Journalist of the Year (Winner of Winners)
Abdullahi Farah Duguf, Nima Elbagir, Ben de Pear: "Somalia" Channel 4 News


Photos of the event, taken by Press Association Photographers, can be found at www.picselect.com using the following information:

username: ForeignPA
password: pictures

The images can then be found in the "General Corporate" folder, marked FPA Media Awards 2008

posted by Muhammad Butt

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