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Congratulations, Hamish

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

International journalism supremo and friend, Hamish Macdonald, has been named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society (RTS) awards in London.

RTS explained their decision on their website:

“The Jury admired the winner’s confidence, style and spirit, particularly the reporting from Malaysia in the thick of the prodemocracy demonstrations broken up by water cannon. Real star quality.”  (Emphasis added).

Macdonald’s Al Jazeera reported:

“Judges commended the Kuala Lumpur-based journalist for his confidence and style, highlighting his work covering street protests in Malaysia. They also looked at his coverage of the conflicts in Afghanistan and East Timor in awarding him the prize.”

This is the first time a journalist from outside the BBC or ITN has received the award in its ten year history. The award is Al Jazeera English’s first ever from RTS.

Congratulations and well done, Hamish.

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