Human Trafficking Foundation

Anti-Slavery Day

Awards

UK Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October is a chance to raise awareness of modern slavery, highlight good practice, and focus attention on the areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made.

The Foundation marks Anti-Slavery Day with Media Awards to recognise the work of those journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters who have highlighted the nature and prevalence of modern slavery and human trafficking awards. The Marsh Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Fight Against Modern Slavery aim to recognise the work of individuals and organisations which really goes beyond what would be expected. 

2016

Media Award Winners

Best TV or Radio Drama or Documentary dealing with Human Trafficking: Catherine Carr- BBC Radio, 4 Woman’s Hour, ‘India’s Trafficked Children

Best investigative newspaper article dealing with trafficking for sexual exploitation: Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, ‘Dozens of Syrians forced into sexual slavery in derelict Lebanese house

Best investigative article child trafficking: Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, ‘How child sexual abuse became a family business in the Philippines

Best investigative article forced labour: Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian, ‘The Gangsters on England’s Doorstep

Best investigative article dealing with trafficking for domestic servitude: Annie Kelly and Hazel Thompson, The Guardian, ‘The vanished: the Filipino domestic workers who disappear behind closed doors

Best stage or film production dealing with modern slavery: John Domokos and Harriet Grant, The Guardian, ‘I was just a slave: the foreign domestic staff living a life of five- star serfdom in London

Outstanding Contribution to the fight against modern slavery winners

Practical Support and Assistance to Victims:  Shpresa Programme

Policy, research and Influencing work: Kalayaan

Legal work: ATLEU

Outstanding Contribution by a public official winner

Fiona Hill, Downing Street Joint Chief of Staff

2015

Media award winners

Best TV or Radio Documentary Dealing with Modern Slavery: Edward Watts, Channel 4, ‘Dispatches: Escape from ISIS’; John Waite and Sarah Shebbeare, BBC Radio 4, 'Britain’s Legal Slaves'

Best broadcast/press news piece dealing with Modern Slavery: Jenny McCall, Open Democracy, ‘Just how badly does the UK protect victims of trafficking?

 Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Ira Trivedi, Foreign Affairs, ‘When a Bride-to-Be is a Bride to Buy

Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Child Trafficking: Annie Kelly and Mei-Ling McNamara, The Guardian, ‘3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Forced Labour and Domestic Servitude: Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian, ‘Lithuanian migrants trafficked to UK egg farms sue “worst gangmaster ever”

Best Stage or Film Production Dealing with Modern Slavery: Martin O’Brien, Ten Ten Productions, ‘This is My Body’; Tim Keeling, ‘Yoke Farm

Outstanding Contribution to the fight against modern slavery winners

Rachel Witkin, Helen Bamber Foundation

Professor Gary Craig, Durham University and Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull

Bronagh Andrew, TARA, Community Safety Glasgow

2014

Media award Winners

Best TV or Radio Documentary Dealing with Modern Day Slavery: Kate Hodal, Chris Kelly and Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian, “Globalised slavery: how big supermarkets are selling prawns in supply chain fed by slave labour”

Best broadcast/press news piece dealing with Modern Day Slavery: Pete Pattisson, The Guardian, "Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' " 

Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: George Arbuthnott, The Sunday Times, "Beauty and the Beasts"

Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Child Slavery: George Arbuthnott and Caroline Scott, The Sunday Times, "The road to nowhere

Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Forced Labour and Domestic Servitude: Kate Hodal, Chris Kelly and Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian, "Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK"

Best Stage or Film Production Dealing with Modern Day Slavery: Niki Anastasi, "NICU" 

Most Innovative Media Initiative: Hazel Thompson, “Taken: Exposing Sex Trafficking and Slavery in India

Outstanding Contribution to the fight against modern slavery winners

Christine Beddoe

Peter Cox, Croydon Community Against Trafficking

Charlotte Kirkwood, Medaille Trust

2013

Media award Winners

Best TV or radio drama/documentary dealing with human trafficking: Anna Hall, Channel 4 and True Visions productions, Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs 

Best broadcast/press news piece dealing with human trafficking: Juliet Spare, Voice of Russia, "A slave in modern-day Britain"

Best investigative newspaper article dealing with trafficking for sexual exploitation: Daniel Trilling, The New Statesman, "How the Rochdale grooming case exposed British prejudice"

Best investigative newspaper article dealing with child trafficking: Sharon Hendry, The Sunday Times, "A Cinderella Story

Best investigative newspaper article dealing with trafficking for domestic servitude and forced labour: Gethin Chamberlain, The Observer, "How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India's trade in child slavery"

Best stage or film production dealing with human trafficking: Ruth Beni, Animage Films, "Dangerous Journey"

Human Trafficking Foundation's Special Award for Most Innovative Media Initiative: The Guardian and Humanity United, Modern Day Slavery in Focus - Global Development Professional Network 

Outstanding Contribution to the fight against modern slavery winners

Megan Stewart, Thames Reach

Lara Bundock and Tim Elverson, The Snowdrop Project

Jackie Paling and Pauline Monk, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland

2012

Media award Winners

Best TV or radio drama/documentary dealing with human trafficking:  Chris Rogers, Our World, BBC World News, ‘The Witch Doctor’s Children’

Best investigative newspaper article and/or broadcast news piece dealing with human trafficking (trafficking for sexual exploitation):  Mark Townsend, Observer, ‘Joy vanished into Britain's child-sex trade - why aren't we looking for her?

Best investigative newspaper article and/or broadcast news piece dealing with human trafficking (child trafficking): Sky Sports News, 'Football's slave trade

Best investigative newspaper article and/or broadcast news piece dealing with human trafficking (domestic servitude): Emily Dugan, Independent on Sunday,‘Cameron plans to drop visa that saved his children's nanny

Best investigative newspaper article and/or broadcast news piece dealing with human trafficking (forced labour): Alison Holt and Owen Phillips, BBC Ten O’Clock News & BBC Radio 5, ‘British men forced into 'modern slavery' abroad

Best stage or film production dealing with human trafficking: Adam Gorb, Ben Kaye, Caroline Clegg, ‘Anya 17

Human Trafficking Foundation Award for Excellence in Journalism - Tim Rayment, Sunday Times

Outstanding Contribution to the fight against modern slavery winners

Ben Wells, Nightingale Trust

Trish Davidson, Unchosen

Mwenya Chimba, BAWSO

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2011

Media award Winners

 Best TV or Radio drama dealing with Human Trafficking: BBC, ‘Stolen’

Best TV or Radio documentary dealing with Human Trafficking: Mei Ling McNamara, Al Jazeera Europe, Children of the Cannabis Trade’

Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking - Trafficking for sexual exploitation: Mark Townsend; The Guardian, ‘Sex Trafficking trade forces women from Odessa to massage parlours in Britain’ 

Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking - Domestic Slavery: Emily Dugan; The Independent on Sunday, ‘Diplomat’s nanny lifts lid on modern slavery’

Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking - Child Trafficking: Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Sunday Times, ‘Gangs import children for benefit fraud’ 

Best Investigative Newspaper article dealing with Human Trafficking- Forced Labour: Chris Rogers and Nadene Ghouri, ‘They’re dying to get to Britain’ 

Best Stage or Film production dealing with Human Trafficking (Joint winners): Feelgood Theatre Productions, ‘Slave: A Question of Freedom’ and ‘SOLD’

Anti-Slavery International Award: Justice for Domestic Workers

Outstanding Contribution to the fight against modern slavery winners

Lois Hamilton, Northern Ireland Law Centre

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