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Split decision in the Paul Foot Award for campaigning journalism 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007


After a very closely contested competition between the seven shortlisted entries, the judging panel of the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism 2007 decided to split this year’s prize between David Leigh and Rob Evans of the Guardian for their investigation into the issue of bribery in the British arms trade, and Deborah Wain of the Doncaster Free Press for her exposé of corruption in the Doncaster Education City project.

Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye, commented:
The Judges had a very difficult choice. So we took a leaf out of the Prime Minister’s book and decided not to make it. There are therefore two winners and they come from opposite ends of the investigative journalism spectrum. One international juggernaut of a story brilliantly uncovered by a top national team and the other a first class domestic story doggedly revealed by a lone reporter on a local paper.
Paul Foot would have loved both, so we decided to appoint joint winners. As Gordon Brown showed us, indecision can be a form of decision and ............. (that’s enough -Ed)
The awards at Millbank Tower...

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The Paul Foot award for Campaigning Journalism 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007


For the third year running Private Eye and The Guardian are awarding a prize for investigative and campaigning journalism in memory of Paul Foot.
Submissions will be accepted for material that has been published in a newspaper, magazine or on a website between 1st September 2006 and August 31st 2007. No broadcast material is eligible. Individual journalists, teams of journalists or entire publications may enter and entries will be considered for anything from single pieces to entire campaigns.
There will be an overall prize of £5000 and five runners up will also be awarded £1000, at a ceremony to be held in London on the 15th of October 2007. The closing date for entries is 1st September 2007...

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David Harrison Wins the Paul Foot Award Award for Journalism 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006


6th October 2006: David Harrison today picked up the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism for his tireless and often perilous investigation into sex trafficking in Eastern Europe published in The Sunday Telegraph. His work has been justifiably acclaimed by the United Nations and forced action from the Home Office and Britain’s police forces.

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