We would like to congratulate the winners of the inaugural Human Trafficking Foundation Media Awards, which were announced today at a ceremony held at the House of Lords.
The Awards were presented by Minister of State for Immigration Damian Green MP, responsible for Government’s activity on human trafficking, in a ceremony attended by MPs, NGOs, members of the media and other influential figures in the bid to tackle the issue.
Full list of winners of the Human Trafficking Foundation Media Awards:
1. Best TV or Radio drama dealing with Human Trafficking
‘Stolen’ – BBC
2. Best TV or Radio documentary dealing with Human Trafficking
‘Children of the Cannabis Trade’ – Al Jazeera Europe; produced by Mei Ling McNamara
3. Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking – Trafficking for sexual exploitation
‘Sex Trafficking trade forces women from Odessa to massage parlours in Britain’ – Mark Townsend; The Guardian
4. Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking – Domestic Slavery
‘Diplomat’s nanny lifts lid on modern slavery’ – Emily Dugan; The Independent on Sunday
5. Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking – Child Trafficking
‘Gangs import children for benefit fraud.’ Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Sunday Times
6. Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking- Forced Labour
‘They’re dying to get to Britain’ by Chris Rogers and Nadene Ghouri
7. Best Stage or Film production dealing with Human Trafficking
‘Slave: A Question of Freedom’ - Feelgood Theatre Productions
8. Anti-Slavery Award
Justice 4 Migrant Workers
The Human Trafficking Foundation Media Awards were launched to acknowledge the work of those in the media who have highlighted the nature and prevalence of Human Trafficking in the UK. This work takes many forms and the awards are designed to recognise the media’s contribution.
The awards are part of the wider Anti-Slavery Day 2011 (18th October 2011) programme that includes a reception hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street to mark the day. Various arts and educational events will be taking place across the UK to raise awareness about the issue of modern day slavery.