Awards season

I am thrilled to report that several of the teams and individuals with whom I worked in 2014 have been nominated for a handful of awards.

During the summer of 2014, I was part of the BBC team on the ground in Gaza as the conflict there dramatically escalated.  On 17 July, Israeli troops launched an operation under the cover of darkness to cross the border into Gaza.  The same day, flight MH17 came down over Ukraine.  That evening, the BBC News at Ten lead on these two stories, with Lyse Doucet reporting live into the programme and Paul Adams and Yolande Knell providing live and continuous coverage to other BBC outlets.

I’m delighted to say that this bulletin has been nominated for a BAFTA in News Coverage.

The BBC’s Gaza coverage – which includes far too many people to mention, but all of whom I am delighted to call colleagues – has also been nominated for an RTS Award in International News Coverage.  A nomination of which our Gazan colleagues should be particularly delighted and for which they should receive the highest praise.

Finally, our colleague Lyse Doucet has also been nominated for an RTS Award for Journalist of the Year, in no small part due to her reporting from both Syria and Gaza.

I am more than honoured to have played a small part in these nominations.



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