World Service leads Foreign Press Association shortlist

The BBC World Service leads the way in this year’s Foreign Press Association Media Awards with six nominations.

The broadcaster is nominated for financial story of the year, sports story of the year, travel & tourism story of the year (TV and radio), radio story of the year and also has two nominations for environment story of the year.

The Prince of Wales Will give the keynote speech at this year’s awards to be held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on 25 November to mark the 120th anniversary of the Foreign Press Association in London.

Channel 4 News has been nominated for three awards, including financial story of the year for Faisal Islam and Andrew MacFadyen’s “Iraqi Oil Fields: Iraq Five Years On”.

The full shortlist

TV News Story of the Year
Neil Connery: “Burma Cyclone: Deep inside the Irrawaddy Delta” ITV News
Alex Crawford, Akbar Shinwari, Jamie Matthews, Neville Lazarus: “Afghanistan: Trail of Death” Sky News
Abdullahi Farah, Nima Elbagir, Ben de Pear: “Somalia” Channel 4 News

TV Feature Story of the Year
Chris Boulding: “Blood on the Nile” BBC Arabic
Joshua Dugdale: “The Unwinking Gaze” http://www.unwinkinggaze.com
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
Faisal Islam, Andrew MacFadyen: “Iraqi Oil Fields: Iraq Five Years On” Channel 4 News
Jeremy Skeet, Michael Robinson, Neal Razzle: “Debt Threat” BBC World Service

Sports Story of the Year
David Evans: “Big Brown Owner fined by NASD, plans $100 million Hedge Fund” Bloomberg News
Gavin Lee, Bridget Harney, Ibrahim Sannie, Edward Main: “Assignment: Football Fraudsters” BBC World Service
Brian Oliver, Kevin Mitchell, James Robinson, Richard Gillis : “21st Century Sport” The Observer

Travel & Tourism Story of the Year: Print
Martin Fletcher: “One day in Baghdad” The Times
Will Self: “Head to Head – Easter Island” Conde Nast Traveller
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
Lesley Curwen: “Business Daily: Gambia Tourism” BBC World Service
Channel 4 News Team: “Olympics: From inside the Tibetan areas” Channel 4 News

Radio Story of the Year
Thomas Dalhaus, Alastair Elphick, Mark Whittaker, James Reynolds, Max Pearson, Quentin Somerville, Jill McGivering, Julian Marshall: “The World Today: Chinese Congress” BBC World Service
David Goldblatt, Anna Raphael, Maria Balinska: “Crossing Continents: Football in the Holy Land” BBC Radio 4
Robert Hodierne, Celina Dunlop, Rosie Goldsmith, Maria Balinska: “The My Lai Tapes” BBC Radio 4

Print/Web News Story of the Year
Marie Colvin: “I felt a new terror on Basra’s streets” The Sunday Times
Christina Lamb: “Shrapnel rained down, Bhutto’s return became a bloodbath” The Sunday Times
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
Stephanie Kirchgaessner; “‘One big country club’ How a marketing business from Britain leads the field in Washington’s power game” The Financial Times
Alex Renton: “The Rape Epidemic” Observer Woman

Story of the Year by a member of the FPA
Alan Fisher: “Russian Advance from Gori to Tbilisi” Al Jazeera English
Jonah Hull: “The War in Georgia” Al Jazeera English
Annalisa Piras: “The Italian Patient” BBC Radio 4

Environment Story of the Year
David Edmonds, Mark Gregory: “One Planet: Carbon Trading” BBC World Service
Jonathan Green: “The Dirty Secrets of Your NHS” Live Magazine
James Sales & Team: “The Bangladesh Boat Project” BBC World Service

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