Undercover Mosque nominated in TV journalism awards

The controversial Dispatches Undercover Mosque programme has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Television Journalism Award.

The Channel 4 programme, which was subject to a police investigation that was subsequently dropped and also vindicated by the regulator Ofcom, is up for the national current affairs programme title.

Another Dispatches programme, Meeting the Taliban, is up for the international current affairs award. Its maker, Sean Langan has already won a Rory Peck Award for his initial documentary on the subject, Fighting the Taliban. Dispatches will be pitted against Panorama’s Taking on the Taliban and China’s Stolen Children, a True Vision production for Dispatches about child trafficking in the country.

Al Jazeera English is up for news channel of the year in its first year of broadcasting and will be up against BBC News 24 and last year’s winner Sky News.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday 20 February 2008 at a ceremony at the London Hilton, hosted by ITV News at Ten’s Julie Etchingham.

Nominations in full:

Camera Operator of the Year

Dai Baker – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Darren Conway – BBC News BBC News for BBC One

Garwen McLuckie Sky News

Current Affairs – Home

TV’s Dirty Secrets – Panorama BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Undercover Mosque – Dispatches Hardcash Productions for Channel 4

The Great Granny Chart Invasion – Power To The People BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two

Current Affairs – International

China’s Stolen Children – Dispatches Special A True Vision Production for Channel 4

Meeting The Taliban – Dispatches October Films for Channel 4

Taking On The Taliban – Panorama BBC Current Affairs or BBC One

Innovation

Sky.com News Sky News

Your News – Five News BSkyB for Five

School Report BBC News / BBC News Interactive

Multimedia

Burma BBC News

The Floods BBC News / BBC Nations and Regions

Nations and Regions Current Affairs

Gone In 60 Seconds: The Bike Crime Wave – The London Programme

ITV London

The Pit Bull Sting – Spotlight BBC Northern Ireland

Bomb Damage – West Eye View ITV West

Nations and Regions News Coverage

Flooding Special – The West Tonight ITV West

The Lesley Molseed Trial – Granada Reports ITV Granada

Devolution Day – BBC Newsline BBC Northern Ireland

News – Home

Exploited Workers – Ten O’clock News BBC News for BBC One

The Crevice Trial: Links To 7/7 – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Translation Costs – Ten O’clock News BBC News for BBC One

News – International

Iraq: Apache Company – Channel 4 News ITN & Guardian Films for Channel 4

Undercover In Zimbabwe – Newsnight BBC for BBC Two

Afghanistan: Taliban Embed – Al Jazeera English News Hour Al Jazeera English

News Channel of the Year

Al Jazeera English

BBC News 24 BBC News for BBC News 24

Sky News

News Event

Battle of Gaza Reuters Television

Ipswich Murders – ITV News ITN for ITV1

Terror Attacks Sky News

News Programme of the Year

Five News 1730 BSkyB for Five

Ten O’clock News BBC News for BBC One

ITV Evening News ITN for ITV News

Presenter of the Year

Jeremy Paxman – Newsnight BBC for BBC Two

Jon Snow – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Stewart White BBC Look East

Scoop of the Year

The Hunt For Captain Nairac – Spotlight BBC Northern Ireland

MTAS: Security Breaches – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Northern Rock – BBC News BBC News for BBC News 24 & BBC One

Specialist Journalist

Martin Brunt Sky News

Martin Geissler – ITV News ITN for ITV1

Nick Robinson – BBC News BBC News for BBC One & BBC News 24

Television Journalist of the Year

Alex Crawford Sky News

Emma Hurd Sky News

John Ray – ITV News ITN for ITV1

Young Journalist of the Year

Nima Elbagir – More4 News / Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4/More4

Hamish Macdonald – Al Jazeera English News Hour Al Jazeera English

Haru Mutasa – Al Jazeera English News Hour Al Jazeera English

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