Manisha Ganguly, who won the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship to study on the Multimedia Journalism MA course and CAMRI Doctoral researcher, produced an investigation with her team at BBC Arabic which has won an Amnesty Media Award in the Broadcast News category.

Idlib  'double tap' investigation poster with image of bombed Syria and text of the title and BBC News logo

The investigation, ‘Idlib Double Tap’, exposed how Russian planes were bombing civilian areas in Syria using the illegal ‘double tap technique’. This involves hitting an area with an airstrike, waiting for first responders to show up, and then hitting again to cause maximum impact and deaths. 

The Amnesty Media Awards celebrate excellence in human rights journalism and commend journalists and editors who have the courage and determination to tell important human rights stories by putting their lives on the line. 

The awards ceremony took place online, with awards presented by several high-profile journalists. Judges of this year’s awards included Tina Daheley from BBC News, Channel 4 Unreported World Presenter Seyi Rhodes, and Vice UK’s Zing Tsjeng. 

Talking about receiving the award, Ganguly said: “It is truly an honour to receive this award from Amnesty for our BBC Arabic investigation, and I am very happy to see the impact of open-source investigations being recognised.”

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